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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Louis Williams

Details
  • Also Known As: Olsen, Ludwig Andreas
  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Captain of the Hold)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Lackawanna
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 16, 1883
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Citation

First Award: For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Lackawanna, 16 March 1883, at Honolulu, T.H., and rescuing from drowning Thomas Moran, landsman.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1845, Christiana (now Oslo), Norway
  • Died: February 20, 1886, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Hills National Cemetery (MH) (6-42616), Brooklyn, NY, United States
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