Born at Washington, D.C. on February 16, 1888, he was a 1907 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Lieutenant (jg), at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914.
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He died on August 1, 1932 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
COURTS, GEORGE McCALL
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.
COURTS, GEORGE MAC
DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 9874
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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