*KIDD, ISAAC CAMPBELL
Rank and organization: Rear Admiral, U.S.
Navy. Born: 26 March 1884, Cleveland, Ohio. Appointed from: Ohio.
For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his
own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December
1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander Battleship Division
One, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until the U.S.S.
Arizona, his Flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the
bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.