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Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 79439 Chief Steward Jesse W. Covington, USN

Photo #: NH 79439  Chief Steward Jesse W. Covington, USN
Title: Chief Steward Jesse W. Covington, USN
Description: Halftone reproduction of a photograph, copied from the official publication Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy, page 115. Ship's Cook Third Class Jessie W. Covington, of USS Stewart, received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on 17 April 1918 when he risked his life while rescuing an exhausted survivor of the explosion of the American S.S. Florence H. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 79439
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