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

William Zuiderveld

  • Rank: Hospital Apprentice First Class (Highest Rank: Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Florida
  • 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. Florida, Zuiderveld showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

Medal of Honor Recipient William Zuiderveld
Medal of Honor Recipient William Zuiderveld
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 24, 1888, MI, United States
  • Died: February 5, 1978, San Diego, CA, United States
  • Buried: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (MH) (A-1-9-13), San Diego, CA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Michigan Heroes Museum, Frankenmuth, MI

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