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b. 17/10/1876 Denmark. d. 15/03/1957 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/04/1914 Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Vera Cruz Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Denmark, he served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant during the 1914 operations against Vera Cruz, Mexico.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For meritorious service under fire on the occasion of landing of the naval forces at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on 21 April 1914. For several hours Lt. Drustrup was in charge of an advanced barricade under a heavy fire, and not only displayed utmost ability as a leader of men but also exerted a great steadying influence on the men around him. Lt. Drustrup was then attached to the U.S.S. Utah as a chief turret captain.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3 Lot 4378-RH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niels Drustrup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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