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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

 

WILSON, AUGUST

Rank and Organization: Boilermaker, U.S. Navy. Born: 1 March 1864, Danzig, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 482, November 1897.

Citation:

For gallant conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. Puritan and at the time of the collapse of one of the crown sheets of boiler E on that vessel, 1 July 1897. Wrapping wet cloths about his face and arms, Wilson entered the fireroom and opened the safety valve, thus removing the danger of disabling the other boilers.

 

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