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CMOHS.org - Coxswain CLAUSEN, CLAUS KRISTIAN, U.S. Navy

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CLAUSEN, CLAUS KRISTIAN

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 9 December 1869, Denmark
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 529
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Clausen displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.