John Grady (Medal of Honor)
December 25, 1872|
New Brunswick, Canada
|Died||December 9, 1956(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|
|Battles/wars||United States occupation of Veracruz
World War I
|Awards||Medal of Honor
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Medal of Honor citation
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.
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.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "John Grady". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- "Arlington Cemetery Website". Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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