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Edward Orrick McDonnell
Birth: Nov. 13, 1891
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1960
Brunswick County
North Carolina, USA

Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was an Ensign in the U.S. Navy serving at Vera Cruz, Mexico. His citation reads: For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Posted on the roof of the Terminal Hotel and landing, Ens. McDonnell established a signal station there day and night, maintaining communication between troops and ships. At this exposed post he was continually under fire. One man was killed and 3 wounded at his side during the 2 days' fighting. He showed extraordinary heroism and striking courage and maintained his station in the highest degree of efficiency. All signals got through, largely due to his heroic devotion to duty. His Medal was awarded on December 4, 1915. His was one of the 55 Medals of Honor awarded by the Navy for bravery in the Mexican Campaign. (46 U.S. Navy and 9 Marines) He rose to the rank of Vice Admiral. He died in the in the crash of a commercial airliner at Bolivia, North Carolina. His son, Edward Orrick McDonnell, Jr. shares his gravesite. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was killed in action during World War II. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
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  Helen Fisher McDonnell (1894 - 1978)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2 Lot 4955-4
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Record added: Sep 19, 2003
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