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

George McCall Courts

  • Rank: Lieutenant, j.g. (Highest Rank: Commander)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 21, 1914
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vera Cruz, Mexico

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21-22 April 1914. Under fire, Lt. (j.g.) Courts was eminent and conspicuous in the performance of his duties. He had well qualified himself by thorough study during his years of duty in Mexico to deal with the conditions of this engagement, and his services were of great value. He twice volunteered and passed in an open boat through the zone of fire to convey important orders to the Chester, then under a severe fire.

Medal of Honor Recipient George M. Courts
Medal of Honor Recipient George M. Courts
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: February 16, 1888, Washington, DC
  • Died: August 1, 1932, Newport, RI, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (7-9874), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC

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