COURTS, GEORGE McCALL
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy. Born:
16 February 1888, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: District of Columbia. G.O.
No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle,
engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Lt.(j.g.) Courts was eminent
and conspicuous in the performance of his duties. He had well qualified himself by
thorough study during his years of duty in Mexico to deal with the conditions of this
engagement, and his services were of great value. He twice volunteered and passed in an
open boat through the zone of fire to convey important orders to the Chester, then under a