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Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) - U.S. Marine Corps

Randolph Carter Berkeley

Details
  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Battalion,
    2d Advanced Base Regiment
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 21, 1914
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vera Cruz, Mexico
Citation

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21, 22 April 1914. Maj. Berkeley was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage, and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machine-gun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command.

Medal of Honor Recipient Randolph C. Berkeley
Medal of Honor Recipient Randolph C. Berkeley
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 9, 1875, Staunton, Staunton County, VA, United States
  • Died: January 31, 1960, Beaufort, SC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (3-1767-SH), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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