Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Antrims in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Richard Nott Antrim
Birth: Dec. 17, 1907
Peru
Miami County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1969, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Lieutenant and executive officer of the U.S.S. Pope when it was sunk by the Japanese. He and a few survivors were picked up by a Japanese warship and transferred to Japanese Army authorities at Makassar, in the Celebes. There, Antrim performed an unforgettable act of personal bravery. During the early part of his imprisonment at Makassar in April 1942, he saw a Japanese guard brutally beating a fellow prisoner of war (POW) and boldly intervened, attempting to quiet and reason with the guard, as others, and some 2,000 POW's closed in about the scene. However, the Japanese ignored Antrim's entreaties and continued beating the prisoner unmercifully. After receiving some 15 blows with a hawser and the kicks of three other guards, the victim was almost insensible. At that instant, Antrim stepped forward. The expressions of the Japanese changed to incredulity as the lieutenant volunteered to take the remainder of the battered man's punishment. This action threw his captors off balance and drew a roar of acclaim from the Allied POW's gathered around. Antrim's stand, while saving the life of the other man also saved his own and won new respect for the American officers and men. Later, his leadership in serving as a spokesman for his fellow POW's earned them an improvement in camp living conditions. For his conspicuous act of valor at Makassar in the spring of 1942, Antrim was awarded the Medal of Honor. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jean Antrim (1909 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 35, Grave 2613
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6126167
Richard Nott Antrim
Added by: Paul Hays
 
Richard Nott Antrim
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Richard Nott Antrim
Cemetery Photo
Added by: James Seidelman
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thank you for your service hero, Rest in Peace.
- Matt S
 Added: Mar. 9, 2015

- Lazer
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015

- sjm
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
There are 182 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 55 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service