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BUTLER, SMEDLEY

butler smedley

First Award For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Maj. Butler was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Major (highest rank: Major General)

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Mexican Campaign 1914 West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Citation

First Award For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Maj. Butler was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.