Born on October 28, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Spanish-American War while serving as Gunners Mate Third Class aboard the USS Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. He remained in the Navy and made it a career.
When he died on June 9, 1970, he was buried in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board U.S.S. Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: 28 October 1878, Germany. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- LCDR US NAVY
- SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/28/1877
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/1970
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 639-SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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