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Medal Of Honor Recipients

VERA CRUZ

  • DRUSTRUP, NIELS
    Born: 17 October 1876, Denmark.
    Rank and organization. Lieutenant, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 131, 17 July 1924.
    Citation: For meritorious service under fire on the occasion of landing of the naval forces at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on 21 April 1914. For several hours Lt. Drustrup was in charge of an advanced barricade under a heavy fire, and not only displayed utmost ability as a leader of men but also exerted a great steadying influence on the men around him. Lt. Drustrup was then attached to the U.S.S. Utah as a chief turret captain.

  • GRADY, JOHN
    Born. 25 December 1872, Canada.
    Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy.
    Appointed from: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
    Other Navy award: Navy Cross.
    Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting, the service performed by Lt. Grady, in command of the 2d Regiment, Artillery, was eminent and conspicuous. From necessarily exposed positions, he shelled the enemy from the strongest position.