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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Louis Williams

Details
  • 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: June 13, 1884
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Callao, Peru
Citation

Second Award: Serving on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, Williams rescued from drowning William Cruise, who had fallen overboard at Callao, Peru, 13 June 1884.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 17, 1845, Christiana (now Oslo)
  • Died: February 20, 1886
  • Buried: Cypress Hills National Cemetery (6-42616), Brooklyn, NY
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