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Medal of Honor - Laddie Stupka - OU02AE

 Baltimore National Cemetery

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 16.595' W 76° 42.388' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 29 May 2011
 Date Created: 29 May 2011
 Last Modified: 29 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU02AE

 


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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the US government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress on members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States." Since 1941, more than half have been awarded posthumously.

As the award citation includes the phrase "in the name of Congress", it is sometimes erroneously called the Congressional Medal of Honor; however, the official title is simply the Medal of Honor.

Fireman First Class Laddie Stupka (USN) is currently the only Medal of Honor recipient intered at Baltimore National Cemetery.

From MilitaryTimes.com:

  • Date of birth: March 4, 1878
  • Date of death: February 20, 1946
  • Burial Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Home of record: Cleveland, Ohio

Awarded for actions during Peace Time

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Fireman First Class Laddie Stupka, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the U.S.S. Leyden, at the time of the wreck of that vessel, 21 January 1903, near Block Island, Rhode Island.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 145 (December 26, 1903)
Action Date: 21-Jan-03
Service: Navy
Rank: Fireman First Class
Division: U.S.S. Leyden


The area of the Baltimore National Cemetery was once part of an elevated site in Baltimore, referred to as early as 1750 as the Cloud Capped estate. It was originally owned by the Baltimore Company and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and acquired by Blanchard and Susan Randall in 1890. When the nearby Loudon Park National Cemetery was deemed full, the War Department set out to find a new site. In 1936 the federal government took possession for a cost of $95,000, and began converting the estate to "Little Arlington". The first interment took place on December 18, 1936, but the cemetery was not formally dedicated until May 30, 1941.


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1 03 August 2012 cycleangela Found it

I had the day off, so I had some extra time to clear off some of the local OCNA and TC caches. The entire place was empty and quite today. Thanks for bringing me here. I'll have to come back to get the correct CC for the terracache, though!
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Laddie Stupka
Laddie Stupka

1 16 July 2012 SoccerFanatics Found it

Had a meetng just a couple miles away, so ahd to stop by the TC here. And as long as I was hera for the TC, thought it only fair to reward DG's efforts my logging this one too.

1 11 July 2012 NativTxn Found it

1st find of the day.

3 11 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

Visited with NativTxn, today, on a beautiful morning.

1 29 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 1:39 PM. I saw this one pop up and thought that it was just what I needed for today. There were several visitors to the cemetary while I was there. It was a very well kept grounds and there were US flags everywhere. Thanks for the history lesson and bringing me here.
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sfcchaz at MoH - Laddie Stupka
sfcchaz at MoH - Laddie Stupka
POW / MIA - We will never forget.
POW / MIA - We will never forget.