PETERSEN, Carl, MMC

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Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MM-9348-Machinists Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1898-1902, MM-0000, USS Newark (C-1)
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home Country
Germany
Germany
Year of Birth
1875
 
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Home Town
Hamburg Germany
Last Address
He died November 17, 1971, and is buried in Clover Leaf Memorial Park Woodbridge, New Jersey. His grave can be found in the clover section, plot 285, grave 1.

Date of Passing
Nov 17, 1971
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Chief Machinist CARL EMIL PETERSEN

"Chief Machinist" was a CPO from 1893 to 1904. "Mate" was added in 1904.
China Relief / Boxer Rebellion
Award and Citation

Medal of Honor
Awarded for actions during the CHINA RELIEF (Boxer Rebellion) 

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Machinist Carl Emil Petersen, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900, while serving with a detachment from the U.S.S. Newark. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)
Action Date: June 28 - August 17, 1900
Service: US Navy
Rank: Chief Machinist
Division:
U.S.S. Newark

BOXERS, the name given to the society of the

Fists of Righteous Harmony

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Carl Emil Petersen (August 24, 1875 – November 17, 1971) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Boxer Rebellion who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery. 

Petersen was born August 24, 1875 in Hamburg, Germany, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Chief Machinist to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. 

He died November 17, 1971, and is buried in Clover Leaf Memorial Park Woodbridge, New Jersey. His grave can be found in the clover section, plot 285, grave 1.

Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy.
Place and date: Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900.
Entered service at: New Jersey. Born: 24 August 1875, Hamburg, Germany.
G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901. 
Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

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Carl Emil Petersen was a Chief Machinist for the United States Navy during the Boxer Rebellion. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 19, 1901 for "meritorious conduct in the presence of the enemy" during the action at Peking, China, June 28-August 17, 1900.  Lodge: Americus 83 Residence: Woodbridge

   
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