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Loddie Stupka

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Rank  Fireman First Class
Awards  Medal of Honor

Died  February 20, 1946
Name  Loddie Stupka
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Born  March 4, 1878 Cleveland, Ohio (1878-03-04)
Place of burial  Baltimore National Cemetery Baltimore, Maryland

Service/branch  United States Navy
Allegiance  United States of America

Laddie Stupka (March 4, 1878 – February 20, 1946) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.



Stupka was born March 4, 1878 in Cleveland, Ohio and joined the Navy from Ohio. On January 21, 1903, the USS Leyden was returning from Puerto Rico when it foundered near Block Island in a heavy fog. For his actions during the wreck he received the Medal of Honor December 26, 1903.

He died on February 20, 1946 and is buried in Baltimore National Cemetery Baltimore, Maryland. His grave can be found in the distinguished service section, grave 1.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 March 1878, Cleveland, Ohio. Accredited to: Ohio. G.O. No.: 145, 26 December 1903.


Serving on board the U.S.S. Leyden, for heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel, 21 January 1903.


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