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CHARETTE, GEORGE

charette george

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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate First Class (highest rank: Lieutenant) U.S.S. Merrimac assigned to the U.S.S. New York

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Citation

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.