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Arthur MacArthur , III

Date of birth: June 1, 1876
Date of death: December 2, 1923

Arthur MacArthur entered the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis at age 16, one of the youngest midshipmen in history, and graduated with the Class of 1896. He was the son of Civil War Medal of Honor hero Arthur MacArthur, and older brother of General Douglas MacArthur.


Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Arthur MacArthur, III, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CHATTANOOGA, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies to European ports through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines during World War I.

Action Date: World War I

Service: Navy

Rank: Captain

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Chattanooga