About William S Cronan
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Boatswain's Mate William S. Cronan, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on board the U.S.S. BENNINGTON, displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, California, 21 July 1905.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 13, January 5, 1906
Action Date: 21-Jul-05
Rank: Boatswain's Mate
Division: U.S.S. Bennington