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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

William Sidney Shacklette

  • Rank: Hospital Steward
  • 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
For extraordinary heroism while serving on the U.S.S. Bennington at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Cal., 21 July 1905.
Medal of Honor Recipient William S. Shacklette
Medal of Honor Recipient William S. Shacklette
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 17, 1880, Delaplane, Fauquier County, VA, United States
  • Died: February 12, 1945
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (10-10688), Arlington, VA, United States

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