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Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) - U.S. Navy

Cary Devall Langhorne

  • Rank: Surgeon (Highest Rank: Commander)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 22, 1914
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vera Cruz, Mexico
For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Surg. Langhorne carried a wounded man from the front of the Naval Academy while under heavy fire.
Medal of Honor Recipient Cary D. Langhorne
Medal of Honor Recipient Cary D. Langhorne
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 14, 1873, Lynchburg, Lynchburg County, VA, United States
  • Died: April 25, 1948
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (11-868), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Marshall Museum, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

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