|Samuel S. Triplett|
|Born||December 18, 1869|
|Died||August 26, 1957(aged 87)|
|Place of birth||Cherokee, Kansas|
|Place of burial||North Edna Cemetery, Edna, Kansas|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Samuel S. Triplett (December 18, 1869 – August 26, 1957) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Spanish-American War.
Triplett entered the Navy from the state of New York and, during the Spanish-American War, served as an Ordinary Seaman on the USS Marblehead. On July 26, and July 27, 1898, he took part in a demining operation in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was awarded the Medal of Honor five months later, on December 14, 1898, for his actions during the operation.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: December 18, 1869, Chenokeeke, Kans. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 500, December 14, 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.
- ↑ "War with Spain Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. September 1, 2004. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Naval History & Heritage Command.
- "Samuel Triplett". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6403650. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- "US People - Triplett, Samuel S., Ordinary Seaman". Online Library. Naval History & Heritage Command. March 21, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-t/s-triple.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- "War with Spain Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. September 1, 2004. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|