Born in Germany on April 16, 1872, Hans Anton Hansen was awarded the Medal of Honor for service during the China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) on April 13-22, 1900.
Hansen died on May 9, 1915 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
HANSEN, HANS A
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 16 April 1872 Germany. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 June 1901.
Served with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China on 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. In the presence of the enemy during this period, Hansen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/09/1915
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 17 SITE 18576
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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