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

William R. Rush

Details
  • Rank: Captain
  • 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
Citation
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21-22 April 1914. In command of the naval brigade, Capt. Rush was in both days' fighting and almost continually under fire from soon after landing, about noon on the 21st, until we were in possession of the city, about noon of the 22d. His duties required him to be at points of great danger in directing his officers and men, and he exhibited conspicuous courage, coolness and skill in his conduct of the fighting. Upon his courage and skill depended in great measure success or failure. His responsibilities were great, and he met them in a manner worthy of commendation.
Medal of Honor Recipient William R. Rush
Medal of Honor Recipient William R. Rush
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: September 19, 1857, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: August 2, 1940, Pallanza, Italy
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (3-3977), Arlington, VA, United States
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