Theodore Stark Wilkinson, Jr.
|Also Known As:||""Ping""|
|Birthplace:||Annapolis, Maryland, USA|
|Cause of death:||Died when an auto was accidentally driven off ferry|
|Place of Burial:||Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA|
|Occupation:||Admiral US Navy|
|Managed by:||Marvin Caulk, (C)|
Historical records matching Theodore S. Wilkinson, Jr., Medal of Honor
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
Division: U.S.S. Florida