HORATIO G. SICKEL, IV, CAPT, USN
Horatio Sickel, IV '20
Date of birth: January 16, 1897
Date of death: July 31, 1944
From the 1920 Lucky Bag:
He is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.
Legion of Merit
From Hall of Valor:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain Horatio G. Sickel, IV, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during the occupation of French Morocco in November 1943. Landing under fire at Fedala, French Morocco, Captain Sickel commenced the installation of the naval operating base at Casablanca. Through ingenious employment of the limited facilities available, he soon had the harbor cleared out so that convoy ships could unload. His keen judgment and initiative contributed in large measure to the success of the operation.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 319 (October 1943)
Action Date: November 1942
This citation is for his second Legion of Merit; unable to find citation for the first.
Horatio Sickel, V '44, his son, is also in Memorial Hall.
Charles Cecil '16 was also lost in this crash.