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Charles Conway Hartigan

Date of birth: September 13, 1882
Date of death: February 25, 1944
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, Middletown
Home of record: Norwich New York

Charles Hartigan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1906. He retired as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy.


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Charles Conway Hartigan, United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in battle during the engagement of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for the skillful handling of his company under heavy rifle and machinegun fire, for which conduct he was commended by his battalion commander.

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

Action Date: 22-Apr-14

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant