Hugo Wilson Osterhaus was born on 12 November 1878 in Virginia, the son of Hugo Osterhaus, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, and Mary W. Osterhaus. He also had a long career in the United States Navy, earning the Navy Cross in World War I. He died on 17 September 1972 and was buried adjacent to his father in Arlington National Cemetery.
Osterhaus, Hugo W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Wheeling
Date Of Action: May 17, 1918
The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Hugo W. Osterhaus, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Wheeling, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, and in escorting and protecting merchant vessels through these waters; and in particular, for an attack, in company with other escorting ships, upon an enemy submarine on May 17, 1918.
OSTERHAUS, HUGO W
- RADM USN
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/12/1878
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/17/1972
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4170 RH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
OSTERHAUS, HELEN DOWNING W/O HUGO WILSON
- DATE OF BIRTH: 02/11/1887
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/23/1965
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4170 LHARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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