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 Patrick F. Ford, Jr

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Patrick F. Ford, Jr

  • Original Name James Meredith
  • Birth 11 Apr 1872 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1915
  • Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 6532183

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born James Meredith, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain as a Private on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Meredith set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899, under the name of James Meredith. After his service and the awarding of his Medal, he legally changed his name to Patrick F. Ford, Jr.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6532183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick F. Ford, Jr (11 Apr 1872–18 Jan 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6532183, citing Saint Mary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .