Franz Anton Itrich

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Franz Anton Itrich
Born (1853-11-26)November 26, 1853
Gross Katz, Germany
Died June 11, 1933(1933-06-11) (aged 79)
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Carpenter's Mate
Unit USS Petrel
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Franz Anton Itrich (November 26, 1853-June 11, 1933) was a chief carpenter's mate serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Itrich was born November 26, 1853 in Gross Katz, Germany and after entering the navy was sent as a chief carpenter's mate to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the U.S.S. Petrel.[1]

He died June 11, 1933 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California.[2] His grave can be found in section OSA, grave 83-5.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 November 1853, Gross Katz, Germany. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 13, 5 December 1900.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1 May 1898. Serving in the presence of the enemy, Itrich displayed heroism during the action.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "War with Spain; Itrich, Franz Anton entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Franz Anton Itrich". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 

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