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First Name: Herman

Last Name: Stickney

Birthplace: Pepperell, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Osman

Date of Birth: 10 December 1867

Date of Death: 13 September 1936

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served: 1888 - 1921
Herman Osman Stickney

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Herman Osman Stickney

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Rear Admiral Herman Osman Stickney (10 December 1867 - 13 September 1936) 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. At the end of his military career he served as Commander, Pacific Fleet.

Herman Osman Stickney was born on 10 December 1867 in Pepperell, MA, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1888. He served aboard USS Iowa during the Spanish-American War and aboard USS Princeton during the Philippine-American War, and commanded USS Prairie at the U.S. occupation of Veracruz.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Commander, U.S. Navy

Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Comdr. Stickney covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation, rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery.

Stickney edited the 3rd revision of Naval Reciprocating Engines and Auxiliary Machinery, published in 1914 by the U.S. Naval Institute for use as a textbook at the Naval Academy.

Stickney served as a member of the Board of Inspection and Survey in 1918. His last Navy post was as Commander, Pacific Fleet. He retired from the Navy on 21 December 1921.

Medals and Awards

Medal of Honor
Navy Cross

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Herman Osman Stickney died on 13 September 1936. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 3, Lot 1821.

Honoree ID: 2026   Created by: MHOH




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