George McCall Courts

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George McCall Courts
Born(1888-02-16)February 16, 1888
District of Columbia
DiedAugust 1, 1932(1932-08-01) (aged 44)
Buried atArlington National Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1907 - 1932
AwardsMedal of Honor

George McCall Courts (February 16, 1888 – August 1, 1932) was born in the District of Columbia. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1907.[1] He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914.[2][3][4]

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Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade Organization: U.S. Navy Born:16 February 1888, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: District of Columbia Date of issue: 12/04/1915


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Lt.(j.g.) Courts was eminent and conspicuous in the performance of his duties. He had well qualified himself by thorough study during his years of duty in Mexico to deal with the conditions of this engagement, and his services were of great value. He twice volunteered and passed in an open boat through the zone of fire to convey important orders to the Chester, then under a severe fire.[5]

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Medal of Honor
  1. "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. "Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  3. "George McCall Courts". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  4. "George McCall Courts". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  5. "Lieutenant, Junior Grade Courts, George McCall". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved December 22, 2012.

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