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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Charles Giddings

  • Also Known As: Gidding, Charles
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Plymouth
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 26, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Navy Yard, New York

Serving on board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Gidding showed heroic conduct in trying to save the life of one of the crew of that ship, who had fallen overboard from aloft at the Navy Yard, New York, 26 July 1876.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1853, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME, United States
  • Died: November 28, 1943, Winchester, MA, United States
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

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