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William F. Passmore

Place of Birth: North Carolina, Hayesville
Home of record: Atlanta Georgia

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Second Haitian Campaign

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Sergeant William F. Passmore (MCSN: 79187), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving with the First Provisional Brigade of Marines (Gendarmerie d'Haiti), 19 May 1920. With total disregard of personal danger he attacked, with Captain Jesse L. Perkins and two other enlisted men, a band of about seventy-five armed bandits of the Mirebalais District, resulting in the death of the greatest bandit leader, Benoit Batraville, and the practical suppression of banditry throughout the District.

General Orders: Authority - USMC Communiqué: 79187 (19 May 1922)

Action Date: 19-May-20

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 1st Provisional Brigade of Marines (Gendarmerie d'Haiti)