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August Chandron
Born 1866
Place of birth France
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1882 - 1887
Rank Seaman Apprentice, Second Class
Unit USS Quinnebaug
Awards Medal of Honor

August Chandron (born 15 August 1866, date of death unknown) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

BiographyEdit

Born in France, Chandron immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from New York at age 16. By November 21, 1885, he was serving as a seaman apprentice, second class, on the USS Quinnebaug. On that morning, while Quinnebaug was at Alexandria, Egypt, he and another sailor, Boatswain's Mate Hugh Miller, jumped overboard and rescued Ordinary Seaman William Evans from drowning. For this action, both Chandron and Miller were awarded the Medal of Honor.[1] He was discharged on his 21st birthday in August 1887.[2]

Chandron's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Quinnebaug, Alexandria, Egypt, on the morning of 21 November 1885. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Chandron, with the aid of Hugh Miller, boatswain's mate, rescued William Evans, ordinary seaman, from drowning.[1]

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