Medal Of Honor



Of the men that received the Medal of Honor for heroism aboard the USS Bennington, three are interred in CaliforniaSan Diego is the only US City that had multiple MOH citations issued for single incident of bravery.   

  •  Seaman Edward William Boers (3/10/1884 to 4/2/29) Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Chief Gunners Mate John Joseph Clausey (5/16/1875 to 7/9/1951) Golden GateNational Cemetery.
  • LCdr William S. Cronan, (10/18/1883 to 10/22/1955), Ft Rosecrans NationalCemetery.
  • Seaman Rade Grbitch (12/24/1870 to 3/5/1910), San Francisco NationalCemetery.
  • Ship’s Cook Frank Ebenezer Hill, (7/31/1880 to 7/23/1932), cremated St CloudFlorida.
  • Machinist’s Mate Oscar Frederick Nelson, (11/5/1881 to 9/26/1951), Fort Snelling National cemetery.
  • Carpenter’s Mate 2nd Class George F. Brock, (10/18/1872 to unknown).
  • Quartermaster 3rd Class Raymond Davis, (9/19/1886 to 9/9/1965), Calvary cemetery, SeattleWA.
  • Watertender Emil Fredericksen – Unknown
  • Seaman Otto Diller Schmidt, (8/10/1884 to 2/10/1963), Prospect Hill Cemetery,NorfolkNebraska.
  • Hospital Stewart William Shacklette, (5/18/1880 to 2/12/1945), ArlingtonNational Cemetery. 

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