James Meredith, also known as Patrick F. Ford, Jr.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Awarded for actions on board the USS Marblehead.
May 11, 1898
Citation: On board the USS 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.