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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant Colonel NEVILLE, WENDELL CUSHING, U.S. Marine Corps

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NEVILLE, WENDELL CUSHING

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 12 May 1870, Portsmouth, Va.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 177
Date of Issue: 12/04/1915
Accredited To: Virginia
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Citation

For distinguished conduct in battle engagements of Vera Cruz 21 and 22 April 1914. In command of the 2d Regiment Marines, Lt. Col. Neville was in both days' fighting and almost continually under fire from soon after landing, about noon on the 21st, until we were in possession of the city, about noon of the 22d. His duties required him to be at points of great danger in directing his officers and men, and he exhibited conspicuous courage, coolness, and skill in his conduct of the fighting. Upon his courage and skill depended, in great measure, success or failure. His responsibilities were great and he met them in a manner worthy of commendation.