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First Name: James

Last Name: Walsh

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: New York City, NY
Middle Name: Aloysius

Date of Birth: 24 July 1897

Date of Death: 29 May 1960

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
James Aloysius Walsh

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


James Aloysius Walsh

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Lieutenant James Aloysius Walsh (24 July 1897 - 29 May 1960) 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.

A native of New York City, Walsh joined the Navy from there and by 21 April 1914, was serving as a seaman on the USS Florida (BB-30). On that day and the next, he participated in the capture of the Mexican port city of Veracruz. For his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on June 15.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

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

Walsh reached the commissioned officer rank of Lieutenant before leaving the Navy.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant James Aloysius Walsh died on 29 May 1960 at age 62. He is buried at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.

Honoree ID: 2029   Created by: MHOH




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