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CROUSE, WILLIAM

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On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, P.I., 21 May 1898. Following the blowing-out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Crouse hauled the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere, which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Watertender (highest rank: Chief Commissary Steward) U.S.S. Concord

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Tannettsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, P.I., 21 May 1898. Following the blowing-out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Crouse hauled the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere, which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.