Bonney, Robert Earl, C.M.

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Last Rank
Chief Machinist (CWO)
Last Primary NEC
CWO-Chief Warrant Officer - Machinist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1909-1911, WT-0000, USS Hopkins (DD-6)
Service Years
1900 - 1920
Chief Machinist (CWO)
Chief Machinist (CWO)

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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 22, 1967
Location of Interment
Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home - Seattle, Washington
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Earned The Medal of Honor During Peace Time For heroism February 14, 1910 Aboard Ship,  At Sea

Following an accident in one of the boilers of the U.S.S. Hopkins while at sea, Chief Watertender Robert Bonney and Watertender Edwary Clary received Medals of Honor for "extraordinary heroism" in their efforts to avert further disaster and to minimize damage or loss of life.

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A native of Tennessee, Bonney joined the Navy from Nashville. By February 14, 1910, he was serving as a chief watertender on the USS Hopkins (DD-6).  He reached the warrant officer rank of chief machinist before leaving the Navy. 

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US Navy
  1909-1911, WT-0000, USS Hopkins (DD-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
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