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CMOHS.org - Gunner's Mate First Class CHARETTE, GEORGE, U.S. Navy

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CHARETTE, GEORGE

Rank: Gunner's Mate First Class
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 6 June 1867, Lowell, Mass.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Lowell, Mass.
G.O. Number: 529
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Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Charette displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.