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Frank Jack Fletcher
Birth: Apr. 29, 1885
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1973
Bethesda
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: "Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Place and date: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Entered service at: Iowa. Born: 29 April 1885, Marshalltown, Iowa. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915. Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Lt. Fletcher was eminent and conspicuous in performance of his duties. He was in charge of the Esperanze and succeeded in getting on board over 350 refugees, many of them after the conflict had commenced. Although the ship was under fire, being struck more than 30 times, he succeeded in getting all the refugees placed in safety. Lt. Fletcher was later placed in charge of the train conveying refugees under a flag of truce. This was hazardous duty, as it was believed that the track was mined, and a small error in dealing with the Mexican guard of soldiers might readily have caused a conflict, such a conflict at one time being narrowly averted. It was greatly due to his efforts in establishing friendly relations with the Mexican soldiers that so many refugees succeeded in reaching Vera Cruz from the interior". During the course of his distinguished military career, Admiral Fletcher also received the Navy Cross, the Navy Distinguished Service Cross, and the Purple Heart. He was a Veteran of the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. 
 
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  Martha R Fletcher (1895 - 1974)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 4736-E
 
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Record added: Jul 20, 2002
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