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Medal Of Honor Recipients

INTERIM 1901-1910

  • BEHNE, FREDERICK
    Born: 3 October 1873, Lodi, N.J.
    Rank and organization. Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Iowa, 25 January 1905. Following the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D of that vessel, Behne displayed extraordinary heroism in the resulting action.

  • BEHNKE, HEINRICH
    Born. 10 April 1882, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
    Citation: While serving aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, Behnke displayed extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.

  • BJORKMAN, ERNEST H.
    Born: 25 April 1881, Malmo, Sweden.
    Rank and organizatian: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 145, 26 December 1903.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Leyden, 21 January 1903, Bjorkman displayed heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel.

  • CAHEY, THOMAS
    Born: 13 April 1870, Bellfast, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 85, 22 March 1902.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the flre on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.

  • CORAHORGI, DEMETRI
    Born: 3 January 1880, Trieste, Austria.
    Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Place and date: Aboard U.S.S. Iowa, 25 January 1905.
    Entered service at: New York. Born: 3 January 1880, Trieste, Austria. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.

  • FLOYD, EDWARD
    Born: 21 February 1850, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Boilermaker, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: South Carolina. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa, for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.

  • GIRANDY, ALPHONSE
    Born: 21 January 1868, Guadaloupe, West Indies.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 85, 22 March 1902.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Petrel, for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger for the saving of others, on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.

  • GRBITCH, RADE
    Born: 24 December 1870, Austria.
    Rank and organization. Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Illinois. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
    Citation. 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, Calif., 21 July 1905.

  • HALLING, LUOVI
    Born.7 August 1867, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy.
    New York. G.O. No.: 172, 4 October 1904.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri, for heroism in attempting to rescue from drowning Cecil C. Young, ordinary seaman, 15 September 1904.

  • KING, JOHN
    Born: 7 February 1865, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 72, 6 December 1901. Second award.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boilers, 29 May 1901.

  • KLEIN, ROBERT
    Born: 11 November 1884, Gerdonen, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Enlisted at: Marseilles, France. G.O. No.: 173, 6 October 1904.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Raleigh, for heroism in rescuing shipmates overcome in double bottoms by fumes of turpentine, 25 January 1904.

  • MONSSEN, MONS
    Born: 20 January 1867, Norway.
    Rank and organization: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri, for extraordinary heroism in entering a burning magazine through the scuttle and endeavoring to extinguish the fire by throwing water with his hands until a hose was passed to him, 13 April 1904.

  • NORDSTROM, ISIDOR
    Born: 24 May 1876, Goteborg, Sweden.
    Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 142, 4 December 1924.
    Citation: For gallant conduct upon the occasion of the disastrous fire of accidentally ignited powder charges, which occurred in the forward turret of the U.S.S. Kearsage during target practice on 13 April 1906. Chief Boatswain Nordstrom, then chief boatswain's mate, was among the first to enter the turret in order to assist in bringing out the injured.

  • REID, PATRICK
    Born: 17 June 1875, Dublin, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Chief Watertender, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
    Citation: For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board the U.S.S. North Dakota where Reid was serving, 8 September 1910.

  • STANTON, THOMAS
    Born: 11 August 1869, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
    Citation: For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board the U.S.S. North Dakota, 8 September 1910.

  • TEYTAND, AUGUST P.
    Born: 6 April 1878, Santa Cruz, West Indies. .
    Rank and organization: Quartermaster Third Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 145, 26 December 1903.
    Citation: For heroism while serving on board the U.S.S. Leyden at the time of the wreck of that vessel, 21 January 1903.

  • WESTA, KARL
    Born: 8 April 1875, Norway.
    Rank and organization: Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. North Dakota, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board that vessel, 8 September 1910.


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