Philip B. Keefer


Philip B. Keefer

Infobox Military Person
name=Philip Bogan Keefer
born= birth date|1875|9|4
died= death date and age|1949|1|1|1875|9|4
placeofbirth= Washington, D.C.
placeofdeath= Washington, D.C.
placeofburial= Arlington National Cemetery


caption= Philip Bogan Keefer, Medal of Honor recipient
nickname=
allegiance=flag|United States of America
branch=
serviceyears=
rank=Coopersmith
commands=
unit=USS "Iowa" (BB-4)
battles=Spanish-American War
awards=Medal of Honor
relations=
laterwork=

Philip Bogan Keefer (September 4 1875–January 1,1949) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions during the Spanish-American War.

On July 20 1898, Keefer was serving as a Coopersmith on the USS "Iowa" (BB-4) off the coast of Santiago de Cuba when a boiler accident occurred. For his actions during the incident, Keefer was issued the Medal of Honor five months later, on December 14 1898.

Medal of Honor citation

Coopersmith Keefer's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Following the blow-out of a manhole gasket of that vessel which caused the fireroom to be filled with live steam and the floor plates to be covered with boiling water, Keefer showed courageous and zealous conduct in hauling fires from 2 furnaces ofboiler B.cite web
publisher = U.S. Army Center of Military History
title = War with Spain Medal of Honor Recipients
work = Medal of Honor Citations
date = 2004-09-01
url = http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html
accessdate = 2007-12-20
]

ee also

*List of Medal of Honor recipients
*List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Spanish-American War

Notes

References

*findagrave|7867519 Retrieved on 2007-12-31

*cite web
publisher = U.S. Army Center of Military History
title = War with Spain Medal of Honor Recipients
work = Medal of Honor Citations
date = 2004-09-01
url = http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html
accessdate = 2007-12-20

Persondata
NAME= Keefer, Phillip B.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION= United States Army Medal of Honor recipient
DATE OF BIRTH= September 4 1875
PLACE OF BIRTH= Washington, D.C.
DATE OF DEATH= January 1,1949
PLACE OF DEATH= Washington, D.C.


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