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Captain Cassin Young | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Captain Cassin Young

Captain Cassin Young | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Image of Captain Cassin Young after having received the Medal of Honor. Captain Young received the medal for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor, when he was commander of the <i>Vestal</i>. He was later made commanding officer of the flagship <i>San Francisco</i>; he was killed during the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. In his honor, a destroyer was named the <i>USS Cassin Young</i>. Although born in Washington, D.C., Captain Young lived in Milwaukee before his naval service.
DESCRIPTION
Image of Captain Cassin Young after having received the Medal of Honor. Captain Young received the medal for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor, when he was commander of the Vestal. He was later made commanding officer of the flagship San Francisco; he was killed during the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. In his honor, a destroyer was named the USS Cassin Young. Although born in Washington, D.C., Captain Young lived in Milwaukee before his naval service.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:130482
Creation Date:circa 1942
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Name File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Young
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
SUBJECTS
Military decorations
Military uniforms
Naval history
Officers
War casualties
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography

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