Herman Osman Stickney
Commander, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions at Veracruz.
April 21, 1914
Born December 10, 1867, Pepperell, MA, Stickney graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1888. He served in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Iowa and during the Philippine-American War aboard the USS Princeton. He commanded the USS Prairie and was named the Inspector of the Port at Veracruz in 1914. He also wrote a text book on naval engines and machinery. He served on the Board of Inspection and Survey and was appointed commander of the Pacific Fleet. He retured in 1921 as a rear admiral.
Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Comdr. 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.