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CMOHS.org - Sailmaker's Mate NELSON, LAURITZ, U.S. Navy

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NELSON, LAURITZ

Rank: Sailmaker's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 26 March 1860, Norway
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Nelson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.