John Litchfield

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John R. Litchfield (7 March 1899 – 15 September 1918) was a sailor in the United States Navy during World War I.


Born at Flanagan, Illinois, Litchfield was a Navy pharmacist’s mate serving with the 6th Regiment, USMC. Near Thiacourt, France, he treated the wounded while under shellfire. He was killed attempting to remove a casualty from a frontline trench and posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.


USS Litchfield (DD-336) was named for him.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.