Somervell, Brehon, GEN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 00GC, United States Department of War
Service Years
1914 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Engineer Corps

General



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Little Rock
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 13, 1955
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord




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Last Known Activity
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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
Start Year
1911
End Year
1919

Description
The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917. The Mexican Service Medal recognizes those service members who performed military service against Mexican forces between the dates of April 12, 1911 and June 16, 1919.

To be awarded the Mexican Service Medal, a service member was required to perform military duty during the time period of eligibility and in one of the following military engagements.

    Veracruz Expedition: April 21 to November 23, 1914
    Punitive Expedition into Mexico: March 14, 1916 to February 7, 1917
    Buena Vista, Mexico: December 1, 1917
    San Bernardino Canyon, Mexico: December 26, 1917
    La Grulla, Texas: January 8 – January 9, 1918
    Pilares, Chihuahua: March 28, 1918
    Nogales, Arizona: November 1–26, 1915, or August 27, 1918
    El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: June 15 – June 16, 1919

The United States Navy issued the Mexican Service Medal to members of the Navy and Marines who participated in any of the above actions, as well as to service members who served aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling Mexican waters between April 21 and November 26, 1914, or between March 14, 1916, and February 7, 1917.

The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917.

Although a single decoration, both the Army and Navy issued two different versions of the Mexican Service Medal. The Army Mexican Service Medal displayed an engraving of a yucca plant, while the Navy version depicts the San Juan de Ulúa fortress in Veracruz harbor. Both medals displayed the annotation "1911 - 1917" on the bottom of the medal.

The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements. For those Army members who had been cited for gallantry in combat, the Citation Star was authorized as a device to the Mexican Service Medal. There were no devices authorized for the Navy's version of the decoration.

A similar decoration, known as the Mexican Border Service Medal also existed for those who had performed support duty to Mexican combat expeditions from within the United States.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1911
To Year
1919
 
Last Updated:
Jun 15, 2011
   
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  268 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bass, Harry Wesley, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Baylor, Bernard, MAJ, (1911-1953)
  • Beightler, Robert Sprague, MG, (1911-1953)
  • Dargue, Herbert Arthur, MG, (1911-1941)
  • Fink, Thomas Jefferson, M/Sgt, (1893-1921)
  • Gaul, Joseph Albert, Sgt, (1914-1920)
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