About Franz Anton Itrich
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
to Chief Carpenter's Mate Franz Anton Itrich, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Petrel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1 May 1898. Serving in the presence of the enemy, Chief Carpenter's Mate Itrich displayed heroism during the action.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 13, December 5, 1900
Action Date: May 1, 1898
Rank: Chief Carpenter's Mate
Division: U.S.S. Petrel