Ordinary Seaman, USS Kansas, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions near Greytown, Nicaragua.
April 12, 1872
Born in the West Indies in 1849.
Citation: Serving on board the USS Kansas, Pile displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned, near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872, and by his extraordinary heroism and personal exertion prevented greater loss of