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CDR Richard Wainwright, Jr
Birth: Sep. 15, 1881
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1944
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during the 1914 Vera Cruz, Mexico Campaign. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on April 21 and 22,1914. His citation reads “For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Lt. Wainwright was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion; was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. In seizing the customhouse, he encountered for many hours the heaviest and most pernicious concealed fire of the entire day, but his courage and coolness under trying conditions were marked”. His Medal was issued on December 4, 1915. He was a USNA graduate, and eventually rose to the rank of Commander. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Wainwright (1849 - 1926)
  Evelyn Wotherspoon Wainwright (1853 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Sorrel Blech Wainwright (1882 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Wainwright (1911 - 1936)*
  Frances Sorrel Wainwright Bodman (1914 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  Louisa Wainwright Turpin (1874 - 1943)*
  Richard Wainwright (1881 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.98729, -76.49123
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
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CDR Richard Wainwright, Jr
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CDR Richard Wainwright, Jr
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CDR Richard Wainwright, Jr
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Awarded the CMOH during the Battle of Vera Cruz as a Naval LT.His was a most interesting historical note, little remembered today. Resulting from complications arising from the "Tampico Affair". It was a complex situation that grew during a complex time i...(Read more)
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