The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CROUSE, WILLIAM ADOLPHUS
Rank and Organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 October 1866,
Tannettsburg, Pa. Accred ited to: Pennsylvania. C. O. No.: 502, 14 December 1898.
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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