Born in New York on April 19, 1896, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as a Seaman aboard the USS Florida at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21-22, 1914 during a hostile engagement there. He also was a veteran of World War I.
He died on March 9, 1937 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
NORDSIEK, CHARLES LUERS
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 19 April 1896, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 1914.
On board the U.S.S. Florida, Nordsiek showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914.
CHARLES L. NORDSIECK
BLUEFIELD, West Virginia, March 9, 1937 – Charles L. Nordsieck of Bristol, Virginia, former sea Captain who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his part in the occupation of Vera Cruz, died today in a Bluefield hospital.
Mr. Nordsieck was district manager for the American Service Company.
Relatives said that arrangements were being made for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. His widow and a daughter survive.
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