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MONSSEN, MONS

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Serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri, for extraordinary heroism in entering a burning magazine through the scuttle and endeavoring to extinguish the fire by throwing water with his hands until a hose was passed to him, 13 April 1904.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Chief Gunner's Mate (highest rank: lieutenant) U.S.S. Missouri

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1904 Bergen, Norway

Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri, for extraordinary heroism in entering a burning magazine through the scuttle and endeavoring to extinguish the fire by throwing water with his hands until a hose was passed to him, 13 April 1904.