About Frank Williams
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Frank Williams, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Seaman Williams displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 521 (July 7, 1899)
Action Date: May 11, 1898
Division: U.S.S. Marblehead