Weeks - Herman Beattie The Huntington Press (Huntington, Indiana) 7 June 1914 p 1

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Weeks - Herman Beattie The Huntington Press (Huntington, Indiana) 7 June 1914 p 1 - INDIANA M04 PRAISED FOR VALOR N FIGHTING -...
INDIANA M04 PRAISED FOR VALOR N FIGHTING - (Special to the Press.) WASHINGTON, June 6. Eight Indi - Ionian are especially mentioned for val or and efficiency during the fighting pre cedent to the capture and occupation of Vera Cms in the official report of Rear - I Admiral Fletcher, made public today by I - the navr department. They are: Lieu tenant - Commander Allen Buchanan, a native of Indiana, now of Madison, Wis.. navigator of the U. S. 8. Florida; Lieu tenant (junior grade) Jonas S. Ingram of Jeffersonville, attached to the U. 8. S. Arkansas; ensign Lyal A. Davidson, of Jeffersonville, of the' U. S. 8. New Hampshire; Walter B. Weeks, of Red - key; ordinary seaman on the U 8. 8. Utah; Harry Dean Shipman, of , Ten. Haute, coal passer on the U. S. R Utah; Roy Hollowy. f Syracuse, gunners' mate, first class, on the U. S. 8. New TTamnnYiii - A. Vrnlr fi fimallAV nf T.iK. ,w...r.., . .J.....w, . erty, coxswain on the U. 8. S. Utah; anj jameB A. Anderson, of Rochester, coxswain on the U. S. S, Florida, "Lieutenant - Commander Buchanan. I commanding the l irat seaman s refi cities on watched the , a looked ment. e.rng ftf. tte i.ghtpn.pJT anil Moravia fAf bftilnAfiT nT 'rinAantmi. I ' and rewards . ISf amTnenf" and 'Conspicu ous conduct in battle," the report says. "In both days fighting he waa almost continually under fire, and - conducted himself in a cool and efficient manner." Meutenant - Commander Buchanan was born in Indiana, December 22, 1870, and entered the naval service aa a midship man cadet. September 8.' 1805. During the greater part of the Spanish - Amer ican war he served on board of the U. S. 8. New York. He was promoted to lieutenanf - commander February 15.1 1011. Conspicuous In Handling Guns. the to run the dodged as time been 'Xieutenant Ingram was conspicuous l.g for his skillful and efficient handling of the artillery and machine guns of the Arkansas battalion, for which he was especially commended," the report says. Jeutenant Ingram was born at Jeffer sonville, October IS, 1886, and entered the naval aervice as a midshipman from Indiana, July 2, 1903. He was pro moted to be lieutenant (junior grade), June 7, 1012, and has been attached to the Arkansas since that time. Ensign Davidson is especially com mended by Rear Admiral Fletcher "for natty the Wednesday i - it. . j.j J d """""" fcuc - " """" ""leided . . 1 1 J A.I X - I X 11 nQ courage ana aevouon w uuiy. Thia young officer was born at Muscatine, Ia., December 12, 1886, and entered the naval services as a midshipman from Iowa, June 20, 1006. He was promoted to be air ensign March 7, 1012, and has been attached to the Newl Hampshire since that time. Hia home ling address is care the depot quartermaster I United Statea army, Jeffersonville. I waa Set Example for Others. I Seaman Weeks, although one of the! attraeteil I anti ' r . meet adopting the attention of his officers, the report I tered says: "When, after a section had broken into the customs warehouse without being subject to more than ordinary fire, he was suddenly exposed to severe fire at close range from the Oriente hotel and from the roofs of the buildings on Zarabosa street. Weeks waa one of be . . . . . . atl I 1 tne leaders who returned tnii nrei uau. through the iron grillings and set an ex - . ...... n I amnie lor otnera to ioiiow. lie is me i son of Herman B. Weeks, of Redkey, E. and has been in the service eleven months. ket "Coal passer Shipman," the reports streets, says, "was especially noticed by hia offi - for c,m nd delibersite bearing 'l"le alone engaged .in returning the di - rect fire ' three or 'our Mexicans who had n'8 He iB the ton ot Jonn Shipman, 409 South Third street, Terre Haute ,nd ha ben in the ervice 'a month, Worked Under Heavy Firs. Gunner's mate HoIIowsy is spoken of aa follows "This petty officer acted in (Continued oa Fags BlsJU r grees. Fair or

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