Carl Emil Petersen (1875 - 1971)

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Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Carl Emil Petersen

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Machinist Carl Emil Petersen, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900, while serving with a detachment from the U.S.S. Newark. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: June 28 - August 17, 1900

Service: Navy

Rank: Chief Machinist

Division: U.S.S. Newark

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August 24, 1875
Hamburg, Germany
November 17, 1971
Age 96
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA