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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

Oscar Frederick Nelson

  • Rank: Machinist's Mate First Class
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1899 - 1910
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Bennington
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1905
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: San Diego harbor on board U.S.S. Bennington, California, USA
Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Cal., 21 July 1905.
Medal of Honor Recipient Oscar F. Nelson
Medal of Honor Recipient Oscar F. Nelson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 5, 1881, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, United States
  • Died: September 26, 1951
  • Buried: Fort Snelling National Cemetery (MH) (DS-64-N), Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Location of Medal: Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth, MN

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