b. 15/10/1887 Jeffersonville, Indiana. d. 10/09/1952 San Diego, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/04/1914 Veracruz, Mexico.
Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He earned the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 22,1914, during the battle of Vera Cruz, Mexico. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was the head football coach of the Naval Academy from 1914 to 1917 and director of athletics and football from 1926 to 1930. He served aboard the Battleship New York which operated with the British Grand Fleet in the Atlantic during World War I. During World War II, he was Commander-In Chief, Atlantic Fleet and was personally responsible for the safety of the convoy of American troops to Europe. He retired in 1947. He also earned the Navy Cross, three Distinguished Service Medals and the Purple Heart.
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 skillful and efficient handling of the artillery and machineguns of the Arkansas battalion, for which he was specially commended in reports.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
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