John Phillip Rilley
Landsman, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions on board the U.S.S. Nashville.
May 11, 1898
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.