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HARRISON, WILLIAM

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For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21-22 April 1914. During this period, Comdr. Harrison brought his ship into the inner harbor during the nights of the 21st and 22d without the assistance of a pilot or navigational lights, and was in a position on the morning of the 22d to use his guns with telling effect at a critical time.

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Service

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U.S. Navy Commander U.S.S. Chester

Conflict

Year of honor

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Mexican Campaign 1914 Waco, McLennan County, Texas

Citation

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21-22 April 1914. During this period, Comdr. Harrison brought his ship into the inner harbor during the nights of the 21st and 22d without the assistance of a pilot or navigational lights, and was in a position on the morning of the 22d to use his guns with telling effect at a critical time.