LT. CMDR John McCloy

LT. CMDR John McCloyA second Medal of Honor was awarded to Lieutenant Commander McCloy for extraordinary heroism in the engagement at Vera Cruz, Mexico, April 21 and 22, 1914, when he led a flotilla of three picket launches, mounting one pounders along the sea of Vera Cruz in front of the naval school and customhouse. The launches drew the combined fire of the Mexicans in that vicinity and thus enabled the cruisers to shell them out temporarily, and save our men on shore. His conduct was eminent and conspicuous, and although shot through the thigh during the action, he remained at his post as beachmaster for 48 hours until sent to the hospital ship by the Brigade Surgeon.

Commanader McCloy was the Legion of Valor National Commander in 1922-1923.

View Lieutenant Commander McCloys’ Navy Cross citation.

View Lieutenant Commander McCloys’ First Medal of Honor citation.

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