b. 24/01/1888 Tallmadge, Michigan. d. 05/02/1978 Oceanside, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/04/1914 Veracruz, Mexico.
Vera Cruz Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the United States Navy and had earned the rating of Hospital Apprentice Third Class. On August 19, 1914, he was awarded the CMOH for his actions during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 21, 1914. He retired in September 1938 but was recalled to active duty during World War II. At the end of the war, he was placed on the retired list with the rank of Lieutenant.
On board the USS Florida, Zuiderveld showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.
BURIAL LOCATION: FORT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.
Section A1, Grave 9B
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