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Otto Diller Schmidt
Birth: Aug. 10, 1884
Death: unknown

Interim Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Blair, Nebraska, he served as a Seaman in the US Navy. On July 21, 1905, the U.S.S. Bennington was in the Port of San Diego California, when one of the ship's boilers exploded. Seaman Schmidt ran to the deck and helped rescue wounded and later he went into the blast-wrecked boiler room and pulled out injured men. For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 5, 1906. After his discharge from the Navy, he was the a mail carrier in Norfolk, Nebraska, (1922-48). He died on February 9, 1963, at age 78 in Blair, Nebraska and was also a veteran of the Spainish Amercian War. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maud S. Schmidt (1888 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Otto Dale Schmidt (1907 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Norfolk
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6404213
Otto Diller Schmidt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Otto Diller Schmidt
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Otto Diller Schmidt
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