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Cary D. Langhorne
Born (1873-05-14)May 14, 1873
Died April 25, 1948(1948-04-25) (aged 74)
Place of birth Lynchburg, Virginia
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1898 - 1919
Rank Commander
Unit USS Vermont
Battles/wars United States occupation of Veracruz
Awards Medal of Honor

Cary DeVall Langhorne (May 14, 1873 – April 25, 1948) was a Commander in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz.

He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1894, and from the University of Virginia in 1897.

He would have built (1916-1917) St. Brides Farm in Upperville, VA for himself using noted Oval Office architect, Nathan C. Wyeth.[1] He died April 25, 1948 at St. Brides and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 11, grave 868.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Surgeon, U.S. Navy. Born: 14 May 1873, Lynchburg, Va. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.


For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Surg. Langhorne carried a wounded man from the front of the Naval Academy while under heavy fire.

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