Karl Westa – Chief Machinists Mate, United States Navy

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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.

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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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