Medal of Honor Recipient: Seaman John Eglit
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 October 1874, Finland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Eglit set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
John Eglit, Chief Master-at-Arms, United States Navy
Medal of Honor Recipient
October 17, 1874-January 30, 1914
Eglit was lost at sea off Virginia's Eastern Shore in the sinking of the Old Dominion Steamer MONROE while a passenger on that ship.
SEAMAN US NAVY
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/17/1874
DATE OF DEATH: 01/31/1914
BURIED AT: SECTION MI SITE 306-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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