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S-047 Lieutenant Colonel Russell H. DeSomer Collection

S-047 Lieutenant Colonel Russell H. DeSomer Collection
Caption: Collection photo number S-047.01: Lieutenant Abraham DeSomer in the 1920's.
Description: 33 photographs related to the donor’s father, Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor at Veracruz in 1914. Photos cover his entire naval career from 1901-1931, as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. Portraits of DeSomer including wearing his Medal of Honor on board USS California (BB-44) and his 1931 retirement ceremony at Pearl Harbor. Also shown: USS Dobbin (AD-3), USS Utah (BB-31) rifle team 1913, Naval Training Station Great Lakes 1921, actresses Monie (?) Troupe and Dorothy DeVore, USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Yorktown (Gunboat #1), DeSomer with President John F. Kennedy, Bremerton, Panama Canal, Spanish-American War monuments in Cuba including San Juan Hill, mine damage to USS Minnesota (BB-22), launching of USS San Francisco (CA-38). A significant portion of this collection was removed and assigned to the NH collection.
Accession #: S-File
Catalog #: S-047
Donor: Lieutenant Colonel Russell H. DeSomer
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • Spanish-American War 1898
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
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