George Charrette 
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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Born on June 6, 1867, he was awarded the Medal of Honorwhile serving as Gunner's Mate First Class at Santiago de Cuba on June 2, 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

He died on Febraury 7, 1938 and was buried in Section 7, Grave 10222, of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Nadejda P. Charrette (March 23, 1891-March 31, 1943) is buried with him.


CHARETTE, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: Lowell, Massachusetts. Born: 6 June 1867, Lowell, Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.

Citation:

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Charette displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.



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