Born at New York City on February 24, 1892, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Florida at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914.
He died on February 7, 1948 and was buried in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.
SCHNEPEL, FRED JURGEN
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 24 February 1892, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 1914.
On board the U.S.S. Florida, Schnepel showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914.
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