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 William Rees Rush

William Rees Rush

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Aug 1940 (aged 82)
Provincia Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 3977, Map Grid U-16
Memorial ID 11170 · View Source
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Vera Cruz Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1877 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, he served in the United States Navy during the 1914 Vera Cruz Expedition as a Captain in command of the Naval Brigade. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery there on April 21 and 22, 1914. His citation reads "In command of the naval brigade, Capt. Rush was in both days' fighting and almost continually under fire from soon after landing, about noon on the 21st, until we were in possession of the city, about noon of the 22d. His duties required him to be at points of great danger in directing his officers and men, and he exhibited conspicuous courage, coolness and skill in his conduct of the fighting. Upon his courage and skill depended in great measure success or failure. His responsibilities were great, and he met them in a manner worthy of commendation". His Medal was awarded to him on December 4, 1915. The United States Navy "Gearing-class destroyer "USS William R. Rush" (DD/DDR-714) was named in honor of him.

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  • Added: 25 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Rees Rush (19 Sep 1857–2 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11170, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .