Born on February 8, 1880, he was a 1901 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor while serving as a Lieutenant at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914 for “distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz.”
He died at sea on August 10, 1919 and was subsequently buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
CASTLE, GUY WILKINSON STUART
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 8 February 1880. Appointed from: Wisconsin. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, Lt. Castle was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. In seizing the customhouse, he encountered for many hours the heaviest and most pernicious concealed fire of the entire day, but his courage and coolness under trying conditions were marked.
Castle, Guy Wilkinson Stuart
Born 8 February 1879 died 10 August 1919
US Navy, Commander
Res: Washington, DC,
Section 3, Grave 4345 SS, buried 26 August 1919
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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