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Orson Leon Crandall
Birth: Feb. 2, 1903
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 10, 1960
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Place and date: At sea following sinking of U.S.S. Squalus, 13 May 1939. Born: 2 February 1903, St. Joseph, Missouri. Citation: For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as a master diver throughout the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus on 23 May 1939. His leadership and devotion to duty in directing diving operations and in making important and difficult dives under the most hazardous conditions characterize conduct far above and beyond the ordinary call of duty. 
 
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  Marshall J. Crandall (1863 - 1928)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 48 Lot 2004
 
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Record added: Feb 09, 2002
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Orson Leon Crandall
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