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The Life of William A Crouse

William Adolphus Crouse (October 22, 1866, Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania – June 27, 1941) was an American Medal of Honor recipient. He served in the US Navy during the Spanish–American War as a watertender aboard the USS Concord. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippines, May 21, 1898. He was awarded his Medal on December 14, 1898.

Medal of Honor citation

Following the blowout 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.

 

William Adolphus Crouse

Born

October 22, 1866
Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania

Died

June 27, 1941 (aged74)

Allegiance

United States of America

Service/branch

United States Navy

Yearsof service

1898

Unit

USSConcord

Battles/wars

Spanish–American War

Awards

Medal of Honor

 



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