Theodore S. Wilkinson, Jr., Medal of Honor

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Theodore Stark Wilkinson, Jr.

Also Known As: ""Ping""
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Death: February 21, 1946 (57) ( Died when an auto was accidentally driven off ferry)
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest Stark Wilkinson, Sr. and Gulielma "Gulie" Wilkinson
Husband of Catherine Dorsey Wilkinson
Father of Theodore Stark Wilkinson III

Occupation: Admiral US Navy
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Theodore S. Wilkinson, Jr., Medal of Honor

Theodore Stark "Ping" Wilkinson (December 22, 1888 – February 21, 1946) was a Vice-Admiral of the United States Navy during World War II. He also received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Veracruz, Mexico.

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ensign Theodore Stark Wilkinson, Jr., United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in battle during the engagements of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914, on board the U.S.S. FLORIDA. Ensign Wilkinson was in both days' fighting at the head of his company and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: April 21 - 22, 1914

Service: Navy

Rank: Ensign

Division: U.S.S. Florida

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Theodore S. Wilkinson, Jr., Medal of Honor's Timeline

December 22, 1888
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
August 27, 1934
Age 45
February 21, 1946
Age 57
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA