George W. Rud
Chief Machinist's Mate George William Rud served in the Navy on board the U.S.S. Memphis. Rud was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions on August 29, 1916, when his ship was hit by a severe hurricane off the coast of Santo Domingo City. As while remaining at his post in the boiler room scolding steam and water consumed his life.
August 29, 1916