Herman Osman Stickney

Date of birth: December 10, 1867
Date of death: September 13, 1936
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Pepperell
Home of record: Pepperell Massachusetts

Herman Stickney graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1888. He retired as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy.


Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commander Herman Osman Stickney, United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in battle during the engagements of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Commander Stickney covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation, rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: April 21 - 22, 1914

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Division: U.S.S. Prairie

Submitt by Doug Bewall RMCM USN Ret