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William Sidney Shacklette
Birth: May 17, 1880
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1945
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Interim Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Hospital Steward in the Navy when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: For extraordinary heroism while serving on the U.S.S. Bennington at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905. He incurred third degree burns over a large part of his body, and was discharged from the Navy as a result of his injuries. Subsequently, he completed seminary studies and returned to active duty as an Army chaplain, serving during World War I. He left the Army after the war and continued his ministry, which culminated in his nomination as Chaplain of the United States Senate. His Medal was awarded on January 5, 1906. Shacklette Hall at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, is named in his honor.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
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  Nell H Shacklette (1896 - 1980)
  Beatrice Daw Brickey (1887 - 1967)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 10 Lot 10688
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Record added: Sep 20, 2003
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He was good sailor, strong willed, and very brave indeed. Returning from Seminary he re-enlisted during WWI as a Chaplain. Well done, good and faithful servant. Chaplain of the US Senate he ministered on Capital Hill.V/R...
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