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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 13/09/1882 Norwich, New York. d. 25/02/1944 Edgewater, Maryland.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/04/1914 Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant during the 1914 Vera Cruz, Mexico Campaign. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on April 22, 1914. His Medal was issued on December 4, 1915. He was a 1904 graduate of the USNA, and commanded various warships in between the World Wars, most notably the ill-fated battleship "USS Oklahoma" from 1937 to 1939. He eventually rose to the rank of Rear-Admiral, U.S. Navy.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for the skillful handling of his company under heavy rifle and machinegun fire, for which conduct he was commended by his battalion commander.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Grave 2194-B

Charles Conway Hartigan

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