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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Hartigan

Birthplace: Norwich, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: Conway

Date of Birth: 13 September 1882

Date of Death: 25 February 1944

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served: 1906 - 1941
Charles Conway Hartigan

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Charles Conway Hartigan

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Rear Admiral Charles Conway Hartigan (13 September 1882 - 25 February 1944) was a U.S. Navy officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz. He was also a veteran of World War I and commanded the ill-fated USS Oklahoma (BB-37) from 1937 to 1939.

Charles Conway Hartigan was born on 13 September 1882 in Norwich, NY. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 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.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Charles Conway Hartigan died on 25 February 1944 in Edgewater, MD. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 3, Grave 2194-B.

Honoree ID: 2003   Created by: MHOH




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