MONSSEN, Mons

US Navy. Born 20 Jan 1867 in Norway. No War: Chief Gunner’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri, “for extraordinary heroism on 13 Apr 1904 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”. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 401, 1018)

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