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China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) - U.S. Navy

Carl Emil Petersen

  • Rank: Chief Machinist
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Newark
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 28 - August 17, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Peking, China
In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Medal of Honor Recipient Carl E. Petersen
Medal of Honor Recipient Carl E. Petersen
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: August 24, 1875, Hamburg, Germany
  • Died: November 17, 1971, Edison, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Cloverleaf Park Cemetery (MH) (Clover Sec.-285-1), Woodbridge, NJ, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mt. Pleasant, SC

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