Biographical Sketch of Charles J. Merdinger (
Text from Principal Investigator
Charles J. Merdinger was born in Nevada on April 20, 1918. He received an
appointment to the Naval Academy from the state of Wisconsin. Merdinger
served aboard the
during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He
retired as Captain of the U.S. Navy on July 31, 1970, and has received the
Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the
Naval Unit Commendation Ribbon.
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Register of Alumni, 1997 Edition.
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