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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Navy

William George Thordsen

  • Rank: Coxswain (Highest Rank: Chief Gunner's Mate)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Pampanga
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 6, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hilongas, Philippine Islands

For heroism and gallantry under fire of the enemy at Hilongas, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1900.

Medal of Honor Recipient William G. Thordsen
Medal of Honor Recipient William G. Thordsen
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: April 2, 1879, Fredericstadt, Germany
  • Died: May 8, 1932, Manhattan, NY, US
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-69-W), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC

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