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George Charette

  • Also Known As: Charrette, George
  • Rank: Gunner's Mate First Class (Highest Rank: Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Merrimac assigned to the U.S.S. New York
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 3, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Santiago de Cuba harbor entrance, Cuba
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient George Charette
Medal of Honor Recipient George Charette
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 6, 1867, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA, United States
  • Died: February 7, 1938
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (7-10222), Arlington, VA, United States

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