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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Franz A. Itrich

  • Rank: Chief Carpenter's Mate (Highest Rank: Chief Gunner)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Petrel
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 1, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands
On board the U.S.S. Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1 May 1898. Serving in the presence of the enemy, Itrich displayed heroism during the action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Franz A. Itrich
Medal of Honor Recipient Franz A. Itrich
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 26, 1853, Gross Katz, Germany (Prussia)
  • Died: June 11, 1933, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery (MH) (OSA-83-5), San Francisco, CA, United States

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