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World War II - U.S. Navy

Isaac Campbell Kidd

Details
  • Rank: Rear Admiral
  • Conflict/Era: World War II
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Arizona Battleship Division One
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 7, 1941
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, USA
Citation

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander Battleship Division One, courageously discharged his duties as senior officer present afloat until the U.S.S. Arizona, his flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.

Medal of Honor Recipient Isaac C. Kidd
Medal of Honor Recipient Isaac C. Kidd
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Born: March 26, 1884, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Territory)
  • Buried: Remains not recovered from U.S.S. Arizona (Missing in Action); National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) (Wall of the Missing), Honolulu, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, HI, United States
 

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