|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1884|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1974|
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy, and he was from Wisconsin. He was awarded his medal for action at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914, during the Mexican Campaign. Official CMOH citation: On board the U.S.S. Utah, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Utah. Place and date: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Entered service at: Wisconsin. Birth: Milwaukee, Wis.
Russell Howard DeSomer (1922 - 2009)*
Note: He is not buried at Francisco National Cemetery, but has a cenotaph at the cemetery. VA records do not reflect his actual place of burial. Given his long naval career, he may have been buried at sea.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: MA, 15
GPS (lat/lon): 37.80082, -122.46257
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7416106
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