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Charles Conway Hartigan
File:Charles C Hartigan USNA.jpg
Hartigan as a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman
Born (1882-09-13)September 13, 1882
Died February 25, 1944(1944-02-25) (aged 61)
Place of birth Norwich, New York
Place of death Edgewater, Maryland
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1906 - 1941
Rank Rear Admiral
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Conway Hartigan (September 13, 1882 – February 25, 1944) was born in Norwich, New York and died in Edgewater, Maryland. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1906.[1] He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914.[2][3] He is a veteran of World War I and commanded the ill-fated USS Oklahoma (BB-37) from 1937 to 1939.[4]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank: Lieutenant Organization: U.S. Navy Born:13 September 1882, Norwich, N.Y. Accredited to: New York Date of issue: 12/04/1915


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for the skillful handling of his company under heavy rifle and machinegun fire, for which conduct he was commended by his battalion commander.[5]

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