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Isaac C. Kidd

Born: Mar 26, 1884

Death: Dec 7, 1941

Birthplace: Cleveland

Nationality: United States

Isaac C. Kidd

Date of Birth : Mar 26, 1884
Date of Death : Dec 7, 1941
Birth Place : Cleveland

Isaac Campbell Kidd was an American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Kidd was killed on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the highest ranking American killed by the Japanese since 73 years earlier, with the death of Rear Admiral Henry H. Bell at Kobe, while trying to force Japan open to trade. He was the father of Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. He was a posthumous recipient of his nation's highest military honor — the Medal of Honor. The highest ranking casualty at Pearl Harbor, he became the first U.S. Navy flag officer killed in action in World War II as well as the first killed in action against any foreign enemy. A Fletcher-class destroyer, the USS Kidd, was commissioned in his honor on April 23, 1943. The second ship named after him, the USS Kidd, lead ship of four Kidd-class destroyers, was commissioned on March 27, 1981. An Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the USS Kidd, was the third ship named after him and was commissioned on June 9, 2007.

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