William George Thordsen
  Chief Gunners Mate, United States Navy
Born at Fredericstaft, Germany, April 2, 1879, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving at Hilongas, Philippines, during the Insurrection there, May 6, 1900.

He died on May 8, 1932 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


THORDSEN, WILLIAM GEORGE

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 2 April 1879, Fredericstadt, Germany. Accredited to: New York. GO. No.: 6, 15 August 1900. 

Citation:

For heroism and gallantry under fire of the enemy at Hilongas, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1900.



William G. Thorsden Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1999

WG Thordsen Gravesite PHOTO

Francoise Thorsden Gravesite PHOTO
Photographs By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


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