Fred Jurgen Schnepel – Seaman, United States Navy

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.


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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