George Cregan
Commander, United States Navy
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Born in New York City on December 11, 1885 and he served in the United States Navy from 1907 to early 1947 in 30+ ships. He was awarded the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Florida at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21, 1914.

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board the U.S.S. Florida, at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914. Entered service at: New York. Born: 11 December 1885, New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 1914. 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 April 1914.

Cregan was ashore when he volunteered for an assault detail under Ensign George Maus Lowry on the Vera Cruz Customhouse under enemy fire both in the alley between the customhouse and warehouse and the assault over objective's walls. During the move up the alley, he tended a wounded comrade, J. F. Schumaker, holding a compress with one hand and firing with the other.

The Navy Cross was awarded 9 May 1928 as a result of his service and actions during the salvage operations in the raising of submarine S-4. At that same time he was also awarded a Navy Department letter of  Commendation.

He died on June 30, 1969 and was buried in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery.


GC Cregan PHOTO
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George Cregan Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

George Cregan Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

CREGAN, GEORGE
CDR   US NAVY
MEXICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/11/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 06/30/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 1066-6
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  
CREGAN, MARIE
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/19/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/1982
BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 1066-6
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF CREGAN, GEORGE CDR US NAVY

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