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Category: Notables


Notables Buried at Greenlawn: John Phillip Rilley

“Extraordinary bravery and coolness”.         Landsman John Phillip Rilley (or Riley) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Spanish-American War when he was just 21 years old. His citation notes: “On board…

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John Riley, Medal of Honor Winner

Here’s a photo of John Phillip Riley, US Navy, who fought in the Spanish-American War and won the Medal of Honor. Many thanks to Beverlie McSwiggin for sharing this photo.

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Notables Buried at Greenlawn: John Phillip Rilley

“Extraordinary bravery and coolness”. Landsman John Phillip Rilley (or Riley) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Spanish-American War when he was just 21 years old. Mr. Riley is the only Salem resident to be…

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