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Albertus Wright Catlin

Date of birth: December 1, 1868
Date of death: May 31, 1933
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, Gowanda
Home of record: Minnesota

Albertus Catlin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1890. He retired as a Marine Corps Brigadier General.


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 Major Albertus Wright Catlin, United States Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct in battlewhile serving as Commanding Officer, 3d Regiment (Marines), in the engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion, Major Catlin exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.

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

Action Date: 22-Apr-14

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Major

Company: Commanding Officer

Regiment: 3d Marines