Neils Drustrup Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Born in Denmark on October 17, 1876, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as a Lieutenant, United States Navy, at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21, 1914.

He died on March 15, 1957 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


DRUSTRUP, NIELS

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 October 1876, Denmark. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 131, 17 July 1924.

Citation:

For meritorious service under fire on the occasion of landing of the naval forces at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on 21 April 1914. For several hours Lt. Drustrup was in charge of an advanced barricade under a heavy fire, and not only displayed utmost ability as a leader of men but also exerted a great steadying influence on the men around him. Lt. Drustrup was then attached to the U.S.S. Utah as a chief turret captain.

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DRUSTRUP, NIELS

  • LCDR   US NAVY
  • SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/17/1876
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/15/1957
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4378 RH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DRUSTRUP, JOHNSON C WIDOW OF NIELS

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/22/1882
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/19/1966
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4378 LH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DRUSTRUP, NIELS S S/O DRUSTRUP, NIELS

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/19/1909
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/26/1921
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE LOT 4378
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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