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Anton Olsen
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Anton Olsen's gravestone in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Section 2, Grave 9158.
Born (1867-04-26)April 26, 1867
Died June 23, 1924(1924-06-23) (aged 50)
Place of birth Norway
Place of burial Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Ordinary Seaman Anton Olsen (April 26, 1867 – June 23, 1924) was a United States Navy quartermaster who received the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor recipientsEdit

Olsen died on June 23, 1924. He is buried in New York City in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Section 2, Grave No. 9158.

  • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    *Born: 26 April 1867, in Norway.
    *Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.


On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Olsen displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.[1]

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