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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

SHACKLETTE, WILLIAM SIDNEY

Rank and Organization: Hospital Steward, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 May 1880, Delaplane, Va. Accredited To: Virginia. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.

Citation:

For extraordinary heroism while serving on the U.S.S. Bennington at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.

 

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