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First Name: John

Last Name: Grady

Birthplace: New Brunswick, CAN

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: MA

Date of Birth: 25 December 1872

Date of Death: 09 December 1956

Rank or Rate: Captain

Years Served: 1890 - 1922
John Grady

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


John Grady

Captain, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Captain John Grady (25 December 1872 - 9 December 1956) was a U.S. Navy officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Captain John Grady was born in New Brunswick, Canada.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting, the service performed by Lt. Grady, in command of the 2d Regiment, Artillery, was eminent and conspicuous. From necessarily exposed positions, he shelled the enemy from the strongest position.

He reached the rank of Captain before leaving the Navy.

Medals and Awards

Medal of Honor
Navy Cross

Death and Burial

Captain John Grady died 9 December 1956. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 4, Lot 2723-2-RH.

Honoree ID: 2000   Created by: MHOH




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