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NH 79446 Chief Gunner's Mate Oscar Schmidt Jr., USN

Photo #: NH 79446  Chief Gunner's Mate Oscar Schmidt Jr., USN
Description: Halftone photo from Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy, page 124. It was taken several years after World War I. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant conduct and extraordinary heroism in rescuing survivors of the burning USS SC-219 on 9 October 1918. He was a crewmember of USS Chestnut Hill (ID # 2526) at the time. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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