Medal Of Honor: Seaman Samuel S. Triplett

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On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.
 
Editor’s Note: Many of the older citations are brief and lack much detail, but read this short citation again, and pay attention to specifics. This guy swept for and disabled 27 contact mines, out in the water, in two days. 27 mines in less than 2 full days. That is man’s work, right there.

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