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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant DRUSTRUP, NIELS, U.S. Navy

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DRUSTRUP, NIELS

Rank: Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 17 October 1876, Denmark
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 131
Date of Issue: 07/17/1924
Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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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.