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CMOHS.org - Boilermaker WILSON, AUGUST, U.S. Navy

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WILSON, AUGUST

Rank: Boilermaker
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1 March 1864, Danzig, Germany
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 482
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

For gallant conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. Puritan and at the time of the collapse of one of the crown sheets of boiler E on that vessel, 1 July 1897. Wrapping wet cloths about his face and arms, Wilson entered the fireroom and opened the safety valve, thus removing the danger of disabling the other boilers.