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CMOHS.org - Coxswain ERICKSON, NICK, U.S. Navy

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ERICKSON, NICK

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 18 July 1870, Finland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Erickson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.