Lawrence C. Sinnett

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Lawrence C. Sinnett
Born (1888-04-04)April 4, 1888
Burnt House, West Virginia
Died June 11, 1962(1962-06-11) (aged 74)
Place of burial Odd Fellows cemetery, Harrisville, West Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Machinist's Mate
Unit U.S.S. Florida
Battles/wars United States occupation of Veracruz
Awards Medal of Honor

Lawrence Clinton Sinnett (April 4, 1888 – June 11, 1962) was a Seaman in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz.

He died June 11, 1962 and is buried in Odd Fellows cemetery, Harrisville, West Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 April 1888, Burnt House, W. Va. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 1914.


On board the U.S.S. Florida, Sinnett showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

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