Photo #: NH 103765
Ship's Cook First Class Daniel Atkins
U.S. Navy Poster photographed in 1970. Ship's Cook First Class Daniel Atkins received the Medal of Honor for attempting to save drowning USS Cushing shipmate, Ensign Joseph C. Breckinridge, at sea on 11 February 1898. Note: the correct year of this action was 1898, not 1892 as stated on the photograph.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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Image posted 27 April 2006