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First Name: Fred

Last Name: Schnepel

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Jurgen

Date of Birth: 24 February 1892

Date of Death: 02 February 1948

Rank or Rate: Commander

Years Served:
Fred Jurgen Schnepel


Fred Jurgen Schnepel
Commander, U.S. Navy
Medal of Honor Recipient
Occupation of Veracruz

Commander Fred Jurgen Schnepel (24 February 1892 - 2 February 1948) 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 Occupation of Veracruz.

Fred Jurgen Schnepel was born on 24 February 1892 in New York City, NY.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Florida, Schnepel showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914.

Death and Burial

Commander Fred Jurgen Schnepel died on 2 February 1948. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 11, Lot 825, Map Grid O/P 15.

Honoree ID: 2022   Created by: MHOH




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