About William G. Thordsen, USN, Medal of Honor
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain William George Thordsen, United States Navy, for heroism and gallantry under fire of the enemy at Hilongas, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1900.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 6, August 15, 1900
Action Date: 6-May-00
Division: U.S.S. Pampanga