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Frank Friday Fletcher

Frank Friday Fletcher

Medal of Honor Recipient


Medal of Honor
  • Born: 23 November 1855, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • Rank: Rear Admiral
  • Organization: United States Navy
  • Accredited To: Iowa

Citation

 

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Rear Adm. Fletcher was eminent and conspicuous in the performance of his duties; was senior officer present at Vera Cruz, and the landing and the operations of the landing force were carried out under his orders and directions. In connection with these operations, he was at times on shore and under fire.

 
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