The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
COONEY, THOMAS C.
Rank and Organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy. Born: 18 July 1853,
Westport, Nova Scotia. Accredited To: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 497, 3 September
On board the U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May
1898. Following the piercing of the boiler by an enemy shell, Cooney, by his gallantry and
promptness in extinguishing the resulting flames, saved the boiler tubes from burning out.
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