Rank at Event
Sutton, Clarence E.
In action during the battle near
Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900. Although under heavy fire from the enemy,
Sutton assisted in carrying a wounded officer from the field of battle.
Langhorne, Cary D.
For extraordinary heroism in
battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Surg. Langhorne carried a
wounded man from the front of the Naval Academy while under heavy fire.
For distinguished conduct in
battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous
in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his
men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.
Upshur, William P.
In company with members of the
15th Company of Marines, all mounted, Capt. Upshur left Fort Liberte, Haiti,
for a 6-day reconnaissance. After dark on the evening of 24 October 1915,
while crossing the river in a deep ravine, the detachment was suddenly fired
upon from 3 sides by about 400 Cacos concealed in bushes about 100 yards from
the fort. The marine detachment fought its way forward to a good position
which it maintained during the night, although subjected to a continuous fire
from the Cacos. At daybreak, Capt. Upshur, in command of one of the 3 squads
which advanced in 3 different directions led his men forward, surprising and
scattering the Cacos, and aiding in the capture of Fort Dipitie.
Byrd Jr, Richard E.
For distinguishing himself
conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life, in
demonstrating that it is possible for aircraft to travel in continuous flight
from a now inhabited portion of the earth over the North Pole and return.