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Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) - U.S. Marine Corps

Albertus Wright Catlin

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    3d Marines
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 22, 1914
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vera Cruz, Mexico

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, Maj. Catlin exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.

Medal of Honor Recipient Albertus W. Catlin
Medal of Honor Recipient Albertus W. Catlin
Additional Details
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: December 1, 1868, Gowanda, Cattaraugus County, NY, United States
  • Died: May 31, 1933, Culpeper, VA, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (7-10038), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of the US Marine Corps, Quantico, VA

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