The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born:
26 July 1896, Los Animas, Colo. Accredited to: Nebraska. G. O. No.: 366,
For extraordinary heroism on 23 July 1917, while the U.S.S. Pittsburgh was proceeding to
Buenos Aires, Argentina. A 3-inch saluting charge exploded, causing the death of C. T.
Lyles, seaman. Upon the explosion, Graves was blown to the deck, but soon recovered and
discovered burning waste on the deck. He put out the burning waste while the casemate was
filled with clouds of smoke, knowing that there was more powder there which might explode.
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