Franz Anton Itrich
|Franz Anton Itrich|
November 26, 1853|
Gross Katz/Wielki Kack Germany
|Died||June 11, 1933(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|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Itrich was born November 26, 1853 in Gross Katz, Germany in Polish family 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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
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.
- "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.
- "Franz Anton Itrich". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
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