Rank and organization: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S.
Navy. Place and date: Off Provincetown, Mass., 18 December 1927. Entered
service at: Rhode Island. Born: 7 April 1887, Scotland. Other Navy award:
For display of extraordinary heroism in the line of his
profession above and beyond the call of duty on 18 December 1927, during the diving
operations in connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. S-4 with all on board, as a result
of a collision off Prividencetown, Mass. On this occasion when Michels, Chief Torpedoman,
U.S. Navy, while attempting to connect an airline to the submarine at a depth of 102 feet
became seriously fouled, Eadie, under the most adverse diving conditions, deliberately,
knowingly, and willingly took his own life in his hands by promptly descending to the
rescue in response to the desperate need of his companion diver. After 2 hours of
extremely dangerous and heartbreaking work, by his cool, calculating, and skillful labors,
he succeeded in his mission and brought Michels safely to the surface.