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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b.  02/04/1879 Friedrichstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  d. 08/05/1932 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1900 Hilongas, Philippines.

 

Philippine Insurrection Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Fredericstaft, Germany, he immigrated to New York City, in 1899 and enlisted in the US Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 15, 1900 and later achieved the rank of Chief Gunner's Mate. He died in New York City at the age of 53.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 1, Grave 69-W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William George Thordsen

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