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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

Otto Diller Schmidt

  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1899 - 1910
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Bennington
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1905
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: San Diego harbor on board U.S.S. Bennington, California, USA

While serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Cal., 21 July 1905.

Medal of Honor Recipient Otto Schmidt
Medal of Honor Recipient Otto Schmidt
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Nebraska
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: August 10, 1883, Blair, Washington County, NE, United States
  • Died: February 9, 1963, NE
  • Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery (MH) (C-28-1), Norfolk, NE, United States
  • Location of Medal: Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center, Norfolk, NE

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