The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CRANDALL, ORSON L.
Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's
Mate, U.S. Navy. Place and date: At sea following sinking of U.S.S. Squalus, 23 May 1939. Born: 2 February 1903, St. Joseph, Mo. Entered service at:
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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