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John Arthur Hughes

Date of birth: November 2, 1880
Date of death: May 25, 1942
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain John Arthur Hughes (MCSN: 0-1163), United States Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914, while Commanding a Company of Marines. Captain Hughes was in both days' fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: April 21 - 22, 1914

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Division: Company Commander

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur Hughes (MCSN: 0-1163), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as Battalion Commander, First Battalion, 6th Regiment Marines. In the operations of his battalion at Belleau Woods from the 10th to the 13th of June, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Hughes showed himself a gallant, courageous and determined commander of men. Inflicting severe losses on the enemy, capturing many prisoners, twenty machine guns, six minnenwerfers and other booty. The brilliant success of this battalion was in a great measure due to his coolness in all crises, unfailing good humor and accurate judgment. Lieutenant Colonel Hughes led his men superbly under most trying conditions against the most distinguished elements of the German Army, administering to those organizations their first defeat.

Action Date: June 10 - 13, 1918

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur Hughes (MCSN: 0-1163), United States Marine Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Lieutenant Colonel Hughes distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action east of Vierzy, France, 19 July 1918, in conducting his battalion across open fields swept by violent machine guns and artillery fire.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)

Action Date: July 19, 1918

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur Hughes (MCSN: 0-1163), United States Marine Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Lieutenant Colonel Hughes distinguished himself while serving with the 1st Battalion, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces at Chateau-Thierry, France, 6 June to 10 July 1918. (SECOND Citation)

General Orders: Citation Orders, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Action Date: June 6 - July 10, 1918

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: Sixth Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur Hughes (MCSN: 0-1163), United States Marine Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Lieutenant Colonel Hughes distinguished himself while serving with the 1st Battalion, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces at Soissons, France, 18 to 22 July 1918. (THIRD Citation)

General Orders: Citation Orders, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Action Date: July 18 - 22, 1918

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: Sixth Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces