David Harrington
Fireman, United States Navy
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Born at Washington, D.C. on April 4, 1856, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving on the USS Tallapoosa on August 21, 1884.

He died on September 20, 1945 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.


HARRINGTON, DAVID

Rank and organization: First Class Fireman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1856, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.

Citation:

Served on board the U.S.S. Tallapoosa at the time of the sinking of that vessel, on the night of 21 August 1884. Remaining at his post of duty in the fireroom until the fires were put out by the rising waters, Harrington opened the safety valves when the water was up to his waist.

HARRINGTON, DAVID
1ST CL FIREMAN US NAVY
DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1945
BURIED AT: SECTION 17 SITE 23162-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



David Harrington Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990

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