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Niels Drustrup
Birth: Oct. 17, 1876
Death: Mar. 15, 1957

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. His citation reads "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." His Medal was awarded to him on July 17, 1924. 
 
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  Johnson C Drustrup (1882 - 1966)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3 Lot 4378-RH
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2002
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