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George Wirt Simpson

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George Wirt Simpson

Birth
West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Death
3 Feb 1934 (aged 48)
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec: 6, Site: 9648
Memorial ID
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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander George Wirt Simpson, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. STERETT, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander George Wirt Simpson, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. STERETT, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.

Gravesite Details

COMDR U S NAVY RET NY


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