James Meredith (Medal of Honor): United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient (1872 - 1915)
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James Meredith (Medal of Honor)
United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient

James Meredith (Medal of Honor)

James Meredith (Medal of Honor)
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Intro United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient
Was Navy officer
From United States of America
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 11 April 1872, Omaha
Death 18 January 1915 (aged 42 years)
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James Meredith (April 11, 1872 – January 18, 1915) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Meredith was born April 11, 1872 in Omaha, Nebraska. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in July 1896. He officially changed his name to Patrick F. Ford, Jr. in June 1900 and was honorably discharged under that name in September 1901.

He died January 18, 1915 and is buried in Saint Marys Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. (Name changed to Patrick F. Ford, Jr ) Born: 11 April 1872, Omaha, Nebr. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Meredith displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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