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First Name: Franz

Last Name: Itrich

Birthplace: Gross Katz, DEU

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Chief Carpenter's Mate Chief Petty Officer

Home of Record: CA
Middle Name: Anton

Date of Birth: 26 November 1853

Date of Death: 11 June 1933

Rank or Rate: Chief Petty Officer

Years Served:
Franz Anton Itrich

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Franz Anton Itrich

Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Chief Carpenter's Mate Franz Anton Itrich (26 November 1853 - 11 June 1933) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Franz Anton Itrich was born on 26 November 1853 in Gross Katz, Germany. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Petrel.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1 May 1898. Serving in the presence of the enemy, Itrich displayed heroism during the action.

Death and Burial

Chief Carpenter's Mate Franz Anton Itrich died on 11 June 1933. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery in San Francisco, CA, in Section OSA, Grave 83-5.

Honoree ID: 1898   Created by: MHOH




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