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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

WILLIAMS, LOUIS

(True Name: Ludwig Andreas Olsen)

 

First Award - Peace Time Heroism

Second Award - Peace Time Heroism

Rank and organization: Captain of the Hold, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845 Norway. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884

Citation:

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S Lackawanna, 16 March 1883, at Honolulu, T.H., and rescuing from drowning Thomas Moran, landsman.

 

Rank and organization: Captain of the Hold, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845 Norway. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, Williams rescued from drowning William Cruise, who had fallen overboard at Callao Peru, 13 June 1884.

 

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