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Randolph C. Berkeley

Born: Jan 9, 1875

Death: Jan 31, 1960

Birthplace: Staunton city

Nationality: United States

Randolph C. Berkeley

Date of Birth : Jan 9, 1875
Date of Death : Jan 31, 1960
Birth Place : Staunton city

Randolph Carter Berkeley was a United States Marine Corps major general who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the United States occupation of Veracruz. Commissioned a Marine second lieutenant during the Spanish-American War, Berkeley completed over 40 years' active duty in the Marine Corps, including service at sea and in the Philippines, Cuba, Panama, China, Haiti, Nicaragua and Guam. In addition to the Medal of Honor, he was awarded the Navy Cross as commander of the 11th Regiment in Nicaragua in 1927, and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal as Chief of Staff of the 2d Marine Brigade in that country in 1928-29. Major Berkeley was commanding the 1st Battalion of the 2d Advanced Base Regiment when he took part in the action which earned him the United States' highest decoration on 21-April 22, 1914. Relations between the United States and the Huerta government of Mexico had been strained for some time, and a landing force of Marines and sailors was ordered ashore at Vera Cruz after a Huerta officer had arrested several U.S. Naval personnel at Tampico. The 2nd Regiment was the first ashore, meeting resistance from Mexican troops about noon on April 21,.

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