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Melville James Shaw

Date of birth: August 6, 1872
Date of death: 16-May-27
Home of record: Minnesota

Melville Shaw graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1894. He retired as a Colonel of Marines in 1921 after more than 30 years of service.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Second Lieutenant Melville James Shaw, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy while serving with Company D, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, Second Lieutenant Shaw is appointed First Lieutenant, by brevet, to take rank from 11 June 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 11, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company D

Battalion: 1st Marine (Huntington's) Battalion