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Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts USN MOH Coral Sea

Photo #: NH 95297

Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts, USN (1913-1942)

Halftone photograph copied from Medal of Honor, The Navy.
Lt. Ricketts was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942.

He was in charge of a USS Yorktown (CV-5) damage control party that suffered many casualties from a bomb explosion. Despite mortal wounds, Lt. Rickets deployed a fire hose and successfully contained the resulting fire before he died.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.


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  • greg kearney on 2013-Dec-24 21:55:58 greg kearney said

    Another of the heros who gave their LIVES so we could. Be free

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