Herman O. Stickney, Medal of Honor

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Herman Osman Stickney

Birthplace: Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Brooks Stickney and Lydia Jane Stickney
Husband of Jane Griffin Stickney

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Herman O. Stickney, Medal of Honor


Herman Osman Stickney (December 10, 1867 – September 13, 1936) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who served in various capacities, including as Commander, Pacific Fleet at the end of his military career. Stickney was a recipient of the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.


The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commander Herman Osman Stickney, United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in battle during the engagements of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Commander Stickney covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation, rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: April 21 - 22, 1914

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Division: U.S.S. Prairie

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Herman O. Stickney, Medal of Honor's Timeline

December 10, 1867
Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA
September 13, 1936
Age 68
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA