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

Oscar Charles Badger

  • Rank: Ensign (Highest Rank: Admiral)
  • 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. Ens. Badger was in both days' fighting at the head of his company and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.
Medal of Honor Recipient Oscar C. Badger
Medal of Honor Recipient Oscar C. Badger
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 26, 1890, Washington
  • Died: November 30, 1958, Glen Cove, NY, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (2-3760-WS), Arlington, VA, United States

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