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Samuel S. Triplett

Date of birth: December 18, 1869
Date of death: August 25, 1957
Burial location: Edna, Kansas
Place of Birth: Kansas, Cherokee
Home of record: New York New York


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman Samuel S. Triplett, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Ordinary Seaman Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling twenty-seven contact mines during this period.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 500, December 14, 1898

Action Date: July 26 & 27, 1898

Service: Navy

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Division: U.S.S. Marblehead