The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Ship's Cook, First
Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 1867, Brunswick, Va. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O.
No.: 489, 20 May 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898. Showing
gallant conduct, Atkins attempted to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C.
Breckenridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel on this date.
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