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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd

 
 
Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd Marker
Inscription.  Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. was born in Cleveland in 1884. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1902 and dedicated his life to the Navy. While an ensign, he sailed around the world with the "Great White Fleet" from 1907 to 1909. During the 1920s and 1930s, he held numerous flag commands. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1940, he was assigned as Commander, Battleship Division ONE. On December 7, 1941, Kidd was aboard the battleship USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During the surprise Japanese air raid, bombs detonated her ammunition. The resulting explosion sank the ship, causing the loss of 1,100 crewmen, including Admiral Kidd. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. Two destroyers were named in honor of this World War II naval hero: USS Kidd (DD-661), 1943-1964 (still afloat as the centerpiece of the Louisiana Naval War Memorial, Baton Rouge), and USS Kidd (DDG-993), 1981-1998.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 77-18.)
 
Topics and series. This
Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
 
Location. 41° 30.513′ N, 81° 41.64′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll (a few steps from this marker); Arch C. Klumph (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio AFL-CIO (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Burnham Mall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terry v. Ohio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Navy Bicentennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours (approx. half a mile away); John T. Corrigan (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
USS <i>Kidd </i>(DD661) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 5, 2011
3. USS Kidd (DD661)
- Fletcher-class U.S. Navy destroyer preserved on the east bank of the Mississippi at the Louisiana War Memorial and Museum in Baton Rouge, La.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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