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BERKELEY, RANDOLPH

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For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21, 22 April 1914. Maj. Berkeley was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage, and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machine-gun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Major (highest rank: Major General) 1st Battalion, 2d Advanced Base Regiment

Conflict

Year of honor

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Mexican Campaign 1914 Staunton, Staunton County, Virginia

Citation

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21, 22 April 1914. Maj. Berkeley was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage, and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machine-gun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command.