Karl Westa
    Chief Machinists Mate, United States Navy
Born in Norway, April 8, 1875, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS North Dakota on September 8, 1910, for "extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire aboard that vessel."

He died on March 3, 1949 and was buried in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.


WESTA, KARL

Rank and organization: Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 8 April 1875, Norway. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910. 

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. North Dakota, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board that vessel, 8 September 1910.



Karl Westa Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
 

KARL WESTA Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

WESTA, KARL
CMM   US NAVY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/08/1875
DATE OF DEATH: 03/03/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 83-SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Karl Westa Gravesite PHOTO November 2007

Karl Westa Gravesite PHOTO November 2007
Photos Courtesy of Holly, November 2007