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OLSEN, ANTON

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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, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Ordinary Seaman (highest rank: Quartermaster Third Class) U.S.S. Marblehead

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Christiana (now Oslo), Norway

Citation

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, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.