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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman OLSEN, ANTON, U.S. Navy

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OLSEN, ANTON

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 26 April 1867, Norway
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 529
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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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, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.