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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_C._Kidd
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Isaac Campbell Kidd (March 26, 1884 `“ December 7, 1941) was an American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who was killed on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the father of Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Jr..
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During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Rear Admiral Kidd was Commander of Battleship Division 1 and Chief of Staff and Aide, Commander, Battleship Battle Force. At the first knowledge of the attack, he rushed to the bridge of Arizona, his flagship, and "courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until Arizona blew up from a magazine explosion and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life." >>


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The fate of the ARIZONA, a 32,600 ton battleship within less than nine months of being declared over-age, was sealed in the first five minutes of the attack.
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"The commanding officer of the ARIZONA was Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, USN; and the ARIZONA was the flagship of Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, USN, commander of Battleship Division One. Both were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The exact manner in which these two officers lost their lives perhaps will never be known. It is known that Captain Van Valkenburgh was one of the first persons to reach the bridge of his ship after the call to battle stations. And observers retained a vivid picture of Admiral Kidd, in the first heat of the action, helping to serve an undermanned machine gun. Presumably, they were killed in the opening minutes of the attack." >>

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Biography of RADM Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr.

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Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr.
(1884 - 1941)
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According to many of the survivors of the ARIZONA, Kidd was also a father figure to many in his crew. >>