Friday, October 7, 2011

Surgeon Cary Langhorne, MC, USN

Cary DeVall Langhorne was born 14 May 1873, Lynchburg, VA. Surgeon Langhorne earned his award in the Mexican Campaign. His citation reads, “For extraordinary heroism in the battle engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914, Surgeon Langhorne carried a wounded man from the front of the Naval Academy while under heavy fire.” His award was issued on 4 December 1914.

Surgeon Langhorne was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He was appointed
assistant surgeon in the Navy on 7 July 1898. He resigned his commission on 18 December 1916, and entered the Naval Reserves.

Dr. Langhorne died on 25 April 1948, at his farm in Upperville, VA and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Section 11, Grave 868).

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