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

Guy Wilkinson stuart Castle

  • Rank: Lieutenant (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. Eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, Lt. Castle was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. In seizing the customhouse, he encountered for many hours the heaviest and most pernicious concealed fire of the entire day, but his courage and coolness under trying conditions were marked.
Medal of Honor Recipient Guy W. Castle
Medal of Honor Recipient Guy W. Castle
Additional Details
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: February 8, 1879, Portage, Columbia County, WI, United States
  • Died: August 10, 1919, Brest, France
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (3-4345), Arlington, VA, United States

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