Mark Leslie Hersey, Jr.
Commodore, United States Navy
His wife, Caroline Sutherland Hersey (4 August
1897-3 March 1980), and his son, Mark Leslie Hersey III (28 July 1920-3
November 1922) are buried with him.
Hersey, Mark L., Jr.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Sampson
Date Of Action: World War I
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant Commander
Mark L. Hersey, Jr., U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of
his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Sampson, engaged in
the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested
with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important
convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and
defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms
of enemy naval activity.
Posted: 5 May 2004 Updated: 2 January 2006 Updated: 15 January 2008 Updated: 8 September 2009
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004