John Grady (Medal of Honor)

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John Grady
Born (1872-12-25)December 25, 1872
New Brunswick, Canada
Died December 9, 1956(1956-12-09) (aged 83)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1890–1922
Rank Captain
Battles/wars United States occupation of Veracruz
Spanish–American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Navy Cross

John Grady (December 25, 1872 – December 9, 1956) was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz.

He died December 9, 1956 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 4, lot 2723-2-RH.

Military decorations[edit]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 25 December 1872, Canada. Appointed from: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915. Other Navy award: Navy Cross.


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting, the service performed by Lt. Grady, in command of the 2d Regiment, Artillery, was eminent and conspicuous. From necessarily exposed positions, he shelled the enemy from the strongest position.[1][2]

Navy cross citation[edit]


The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander John Grady, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. WILHELMINA, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines during World War I.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""JOHN GRADY" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  2. ^ a b "John Grady". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 


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