of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Boatswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 24 May 1876,
Goteborg, Sweden. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 142, 4 December 1924.
For gallant conduct upon the occasion of the disastrous fire of accidentally ignited
powder charges, which occurred in the forward turret of the U.S.S. Kearsage during target
practice on 13 April 1906. Chief Boatswain Nordstrom, then chief boatswain's mate, was
among the first to enter the turret in order to assist in bringing out the injured.
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