BERKELEY, RANDOLPH CARTER
Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 9
January 1875, Staunton, Va. Appointed from: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.:
177 4 December 1915. Other Navy awards: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal.
For distinguished conduct in battle,
engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Maj. Berkeley was eminent and conspicuous
in command of his battalion; was in the fighting of both days, and exhibited courage and
skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage, and his skill in
handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machinegun and rifle fire down Cinco
de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines
under his command.