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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Nordsiek

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: Luers

Date of Birth: 19 April 1896

Date of Death: 09 March 1937

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
Charles Luers Nordsiek

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Charles Luers Nordsiek

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Lieutenant Charles Luers Nordsiek (19 April 1896 - 9 March 1937) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Charles Luers Nordsiek was born on 19 April 1896 in New York City, NY.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Florida, Nordsiek showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Charles Luers Nordsiek died 9 March 1937. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 7, Lot 10230-SS.

Honoree ID: 2019   Created by: MHOH




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