Thomas Cahey – Seaman, United States Navy

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Born in Belfast, Ireland, on April 13, 1870, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Petrel on March 31, 1901.

He died on January 5, 1936 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.


CAHEY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 April 1870, Bellfast, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 85, 22 March 1902.

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the flre on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.

CAHEY, THOMAS

  • CHIEF GUNNERS MATE USN
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/05/1935
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8667
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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