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

Fred J. Schnepel

  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman (Highest Rank: Chief Quartermaster)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Florida
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 21, 1914
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vera Cruz, Mexico
On board the U.S.S. Florida, Schnepel showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21-22 April 1914.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: February 24, 1892, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: February 7, 1948
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (11-825), Arlington, VA, United States

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