LCDR Louis Henry Maxfield

LCDR Louis Henry Maxfield

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Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 24 Aug 1921 (aged 37)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Site 4560
Memorial ID 57196722 · View Source
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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Lewis Henry Maxfield, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on the occasion of the fall of the French dirigible Captaine Caussin, in which he was acting as direction pilot. Two enlisted men in the nose of the dirigible went overboard when it struck the water. Being encumbered by their fur-lined suits and boots, both men called for help, and Commander Maxfield jumped overboard and went to their assistance. The dirigible drifted away and he had much difficulty in keeping them up, but succeeded in doing so until help arrived.


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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 17 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57196722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Louis Henry Maxfield (19 Nov 1883–24 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57196722, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .