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

Henry Nehemiah Nickerson

  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate Second Class
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Utah
  • 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. Utah, Nickerson showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

Medal of Honor Recipient Henry N. Nickerson
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry N. Nickerson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 6, 1915

    Presented by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels on the deck of the USS Florida at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.

  • Born: December 2, 1888, Edgewood, Kanawha County, WV, United States
  • Died: May 2, 1979
  • Buried: Greenwood Cemetery (MH) (G-179), Wheeling, WV, United States

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