The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman First Class, U.S.
Navy. Born: 10 April 1882, Germany. Accredited To: Washington, D.C. G.O.
No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
While serving aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, Behnke displayed
extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on
board that vessel, 25 January 1905.
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