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CMOHS.org - Coxswain CREGAN, GEORGE, U.S. Navy

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CREGAN, GEORGE

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 11 December 1885, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York
G.O. Number: 101
Date of Issue: 06/15/1914
Accredited To:
Place / Date: On board the U.S.S. Florida, at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914
 
 


CREGAN, GEORGE Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Florida, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914. Cregan was ashore when he volunteered for an assault detail under Ens. George Maus Lowry on the Vera Cruz Customhouse under enemy fire both in the alley between the customhouse and warehouse and the assault over objective's walls. During the move up the alley, he tended a wounded comrade, J. F. Schumaker, holding a compress with one hand and firing with the other.