QM DEMETRI CORAHORGI, USN (1880-1973): For heroism when the boiler exploded aboard the USS Iowa on Jan. 25, 1905. He was a fireman 1st class at the time. Born in Trieste, Austria; worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 1907-1924; changed his name to Dan Corey; left his estate to Children’s Orthopedic Hospital. Interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle.
“Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.”
QM3 RAYMOND E. DAVIS, USN (1885-1965): For heroism when the boiler exploded aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) on July 21, 1905. Born in Mankato, Minnesota; entered service in Bremerton in 1902 at age 16; worked post-military as a car salesman; charged with designing, funding, building, and dedicating the Korean War Veterans Memorial at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Lived at the Veterans Home in Retsil. Interred at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.
“Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.”