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Joseph Henry Pendleton

Date of birth: June 2, 1860
Date of death: 4-Feb-42
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Rochester
Home of record: Coronado California

Joseph Pendleton graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1882. He retired as a Marine Corps Major General.


Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Brigadier General Joseph Henry Pendleton (MCSN: 0-753), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility June 18 to 31 December 1916, as Commanding Officer of the Second Provisional Brigade of Marines in support of the Government of Santo Domingo; for the wise and successful administration of important offices in the Government entrusted to his charge; and in general, for unfailing efforts to promote good order and material prosperity throughout the Dominican Republic.

Action Date: June 18 - December 31, 1916

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding Officer

Regiment: 2d Provisional Brigade of Marines

Division: Marine Expeditionary Force (Santo Domingo)