The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MURPHY, JOHN EDWARD
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1869, Ireland. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.
In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of
Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Murphy
displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.
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