Born on June 6, 1867, he was awarded the Medal of Honorwhile serving as Gunner's Mate First Class at Santiago de Cuba on June 2, 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
He died on Febraury 7, 1938 and was buried in Section 7, Grave 10222, of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Nadejda P. Charrette (March 23, 1891-March 31, 1943) is buried with him.
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Entered service at: Lowell, Massachusetts. Born: 6 June 1867, Lowell, Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.
In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Charette displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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