George McCall Courts
Commander, United States Navy
at Washington, D.C. on February 16, 1888, he was a 1907 graduate of the
United States Naval Academy. He earned the
while serving as Lieutenant (jg), at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22,
He died on August 1, 1932 and was buried in
Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy. Born: 16 February 1888, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: District of Columbia. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements
of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Lt.(j.g.) Courts was eminent
and conspicuous in the performance of his duties. He had well qualified
himself by thorough study during his years of duty in Mexico to deal with
the conditions of this engagement, and his services were of great value.
He twice volunteered and passed in an open boat through the zone of fire
to convey important orders to the Chester, then under a severe fire.
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