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Born in Waukon, Iowa, Kidder was awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm and star during World War I for courage and endurance while carrying orders to advanced positions under violent machine gun fire during a period of 9 days.
Lt. Kidder was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism near Blanch Mont, France, October 2, 1918 when he led a small patrol into enemy trenches and captured two strong machine gun positions. First Lieutenant Kidder was killed in action 3 October attempting to better his position in the face of heavy machine gun and artillery fire.
USS Kidder (DD-319) was named for him.
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