Alexander Jardine
Fireman, United States Navy
Born at Inverness, Scotland, March 19, 1873, Alexander Jardine earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Potomac on November 14, 1898.

He died on February 22, 1949 and was buried in Section 12 of Arlington National Cemetery.


JARDINE, ALEXANDER

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 19 March 1873, Inverness, Scotland. Accredited to: Ohio. G.O. No.: 503, 13 December 1898. 

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island
to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Jardine, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.

JARDINE, ALEXANDER
FIREMAN 1/C USN
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 02/22/1949
DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/28/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 4280
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



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