|Born||April 11, 1872|
|Died||January 18, 1915(aged 42)|
|Place of birth||Omaha, Nebraska|
|Place of burial||Saint Marys Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1896 - 1901|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Meredith was born April 11, 1872 in Omaha, Nebraska and after entering the Marine Corps in 1896 he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a private.
After serving with the navy he legally changed his name to Patrick F. Ford, Jr. He died January 18, 1915 and is buried in Saint Marys Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. (Name changed to Patrick F. Ford, Jr ) Born: 11 April 1872, Omaha, Nebr. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Meredith displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Meredith, James". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- ↑ Bill Walker (June 21, 2002). "James Meredith". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6532183. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "James Meredith (Medal of Honor)". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1494. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
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