Franz Anton Itrich

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Franz Anton Itrich
Born (1853-11-26)November 26, 1853
Gross Katz/Wielki Kack 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.


Itrich was born November 26, 1853 in Gross Katz, Germany in Polish family[1] 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.[2]

He died June 11, 1933 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California.[3] His grave can be found in section OSA, grave 83-5.[3]

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.


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.[2]

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  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b "Franz Anton Itrich". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 

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