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LCDR Robert Semple

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LCDR Robert Semple

  • Birth 18 Aug 1887 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 May 1943 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot SECTION OSA SITE 192
  • Memorial ID 7397613

Mexican Vera Cruz Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a 28 year old Navy chief gunner when he earned his Medal. His citation reads "For meritorious service under fire on the occasion of the landing of American navel forces at Vera Cruz (Mexico) on 21 April 1914. C.G. Semple was then attached to the U.S.S. Florida as a chief turret captain." Retired as a Navy Lieutenant Commander, his other Navy awards include the Navy Cross.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 29 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7397613
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Robert Semple (18 Aug 1887–13 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7397613, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .