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 Herman Henry Hanneken

Herman Henry Hanneken

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 23 Aug 1986 (aged 93)
La Jolla, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Section C, Grave 166-D
Memorial ID 9724 · View Source
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Haitian Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On the night of October 31, 1919, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps in command of detachment that was in a conflict with the enemy near Grande Riviere, Republic of Haiti. Under his leadership, he led his men into the rebel camp of Charlemagne Péralte the supreme bandit chief resulting in the killing and capture of 1200 outlaws to include the death of Charlemagne Péralte. The success of this mission proved to be of untold value to the Republic of Haiti. For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in June 1920. He also served in World War I, World War II and retired a Brigadier General in July 1948.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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MEDAL OF HONOR
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US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR I & II


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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Henry Hanneken (23 Jun 1893–23 Aug 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9724, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .