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b. 19/10/1872 Germany. d. 24/10/1900 Puerto Rico.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Williams was born October 19, 1872 in Germany, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Seaman to fight in the Spanish–American War.

 

Williams likely drowned on October 24, 1900 while living in Puerto Rico. His body was not recovered.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Williams displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

 

BURIAL LOCATION:  UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frank Williams