READ, Charles A.

US Navy. Born in 1837 in Sweden. Civil War: Enlisted from Ohio. Coxswain. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S.…

RAFFENBORG, Johannes

US Navy. Born in Holand, Norway. Civil War: Third Officer on the battleship “Tulip”. Killed in battle on the Potomac River on 6 Nov 1864.…

STOLTENBERG, Andrew V.

US Navy. Residence: California. Born in Boto, Norway. Spanish-American War: Gunner’s Mate Second Class. Awarded Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct in the presence of…

SMITH, Oloff

US Navy. Born 1833 in Sweden. Civil War: Enlisted from New York. Coxswain. On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats…

SAMONS, John

US Navy. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Entered the service May 1861. Discharged 1868. Sources: (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p354)

TORGERSON, Martin T.

US Navy. Residence: Virginia. Born 7 Nov 1875, Oleesen, Norway. Boxer Rebellion War: Gunner’s Mate Third Class. Awarded the Medal of Honor. In action with…

WASMUTH, John C.

US Navy. Residence: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. “Johannes Castberg Holmboe Wasmuth” was born in 1842 near Tromso, Norway. Came to America in 1859. Civil…

WEGDAHL, Alvin H

US Navy. Born 7 May 1922 in Vega, Norway. Second World War: Served in the South Pacific. Post war: Carpenter. Copmmercial fisherman in Alaska. On…

WESTA, Karl

US Navy. Born 8 Apr 1875 in Norway. No War: Enlisted from New York. Chief Machinist’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the…

WILLIAMS, Peter

US Navy. Born 1831 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from Pennsylvania. Awarded the Medal of Honor. As quartermaster on board the “U.S.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor”,…

WILLIAMS, Louis

US Navy. Born 1845 in Norway. No War: Enlisted from California. Captain of the Hold. Awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping overboard from the…

WILLIAMS, Augustus

US Navy. Born 1842 in Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from Massachusetts. Seaman. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the “U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba”…
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