William George Thordsen – Chief Gunners Mate, United States Navy

Born at Fredericstaft, Germany, April 2, 1879, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving at Hilongas, Philippines, during the Insurrection there, May 6, 1900.

He died on May 8, 1932 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


THORDSEN, WILLIAM GEORGE

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 2 April 1879, Fredericstadt, Germany. Accredited to: New York. GO. No.: 6, 15 August 1900.

Citation

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

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