Rank and organization:   Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy.
Birth:   26 March 1884,
Appointed from:   Ohio.
Citation:   For conspicuous devotion
to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life,
during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7
December 1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander
Battleship Division One, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer
Present Afloat until the U.S.S. Arizona, his Flagship, blew up from magazine
explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss
of his life.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)