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First Name: Lawrence

Last Name: Sinnett

Birthplace: Burnt House, WV, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Machinist's Mate Chief Petty Officer

Home of Record: PA
Middle Name: Clinton

Date of Birth: 04 April 1888

Date of Death: 11 June 1962

Rank or Rate: Chief Petty Officer

Years Served:
Lawrence Clinton Sinnett

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Lawrence Clinton Sinnett

Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz War

Chief Machinist's Mate Lawrence C. Sinnett (4 April 1888 - 11 June 1962) 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.

Lawrence C. Sinnett was born on 4 April 1888 in Burnt House, WV.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

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

Death and Burial

Chief Machinist's Mate Lawrence C. Sinnett died on 11 June 1962. He is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Harrisville, WV.

Honoree ID: 2024   Created by: MHOH




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