NEVILLE, WENDELL CUSHING
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel,
U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 12 May 1870, Portsmouth, Va. Appointed from:
Virginia. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915. Other Navy award:
Distinguished Service Medal.
For distinguished conduct in battle
engagements of Vera Cruz 21 and 22 April 1914. In command of the 2d Regiment Marines, Lt.
Col. Neville was in both days' fighting and almost continually under fire from soon after
landing, about noon on the 21st, until we were in possession of the city, about noon of
the 22d. His duties required him to be at points of great danger in directing his officers
and men, and he exhibited conspicuous courage, coolness, and skill in his conduct of the
fighting. Upon his courage and skill depended, in great measure, success or failure. His
responsibilities were great and he met them in a manner worthy of commendation.