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Arnold A. Schovan

Place of Birth: Michigan, Royal Oak
Home of record: Royal Oak Michigan


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 Drummer Arnold A. Schovan (MCSN: 102418), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally heroism in the Dominican Republic on 1 December 1916. J. Harold Arnold, while serving under the name of Arnold A. Schovan, Drummer of the Thirty-First Company, Fourth Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, in action involving actual conflict with the enemy, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

General Orders: Awarded Under Special Legislation, USMC Authority: 102418 (7 July 1936)

Action Date: 1-Dec-16

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Drummer

Company: 31st Company

Regiment: 4th Provisional Regiment

Division: Marine Expeditionary Force (Dominican Republic)