|Carl E. Petersen|
|Born||August 24, 1875|
|Died||November 17, 1971(aged 96)|
|Place of birth||Hamburg, Germany|
|Place of burial||
Clover Leaf Memorial Park|
Woodbridge, New Jersey
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "PETERSEN, CARL EMIL". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Carl Emil Petersen". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7199814. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
- "Carl Emil Petersen". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=303. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
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