Trinidad, Telesforo De La Crux, BT1

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Tender
Primary Unit
1914-1918, F2c-0000, USS San Diego (ACR/CA-6)
Service Years
1910 - 1945
BT-Boiler Tender

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Home Country
Philippines
Philippines
Year of Birth
1890
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New Washington, Aklan
Last Address
Imus, Cavite, Philippines

BURIAL-
Imus Public Cemetery
Cavite Province, CALABARZON, Philippines

Date of Passing
May 08, 1968
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
TBD

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Telesforo de la Crux Trinidad was a Filipino Fireman 2nd Class in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for actions in Mexican waters near La Paz, on board the USS San Diego on 21 January 1915. He was the second service member; first, and so far the only Sailor of Asian descent to receive the award. Trinidad served during the Great War and World War 2, and retired to the Philippines living on his pension.
   
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Rank and organization: Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy
Place and date: 25 November 1890, New Washington Capig, Philippine Islands
Entered service at: Philippines
 
Medal of Honor Citation:
"For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the boiler explosion on board the U.S.S. San Diego, 21 January 1915. Trinidad was driven out of fireroom No. 2 by the explosion, but at once returned and picked up R.E. Daly, fireman, second class, whom he saw to be injured, and proceeded to bring him out. While coming into No. 4 fireroom, Trinidad was just in time to catch the explosion in No. 3 fireroom, but without consideration for his own safety, passed Daly on and then assisted in rescuing another injured man from No. 3 fireroom. Trinidad was himself burned about the face by the blast from the explosion in No. 3 fireroom."
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
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September / 1945

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The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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Units Participated in Operation

USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103)

 
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No Available Photos

  684 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Anderson, Thomas, PO3, (1944-1946)
  • Atkins, Ozell, LCDR, (1943-1946)
  • Bailey, Gerald, PO3, (1944-1946)
  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beyeler, Matthew David, PO3, (1944-1952)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
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