|Place of birth||France|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1882 - 1887|
|Rank||Seaman Apprentice, Second Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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. He was discharged on his 21st birthday in August 1887.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- ↑ http://www.mohhsus.com/lost-to-history
- "August Chandron". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=210. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- "August Chandron". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50350912. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
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