|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Very little is known about Fredericksen before or after he joined the navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a watertender. On July 21, 1905 the USS Bennington was in San Diego, California when a boiler exploded. For his actions received the Medal of Honor January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy. (Biography not available.) G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Benington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Fredericksen, Emil entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
- ↑ "Bennington". Dictonary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b5/bennington-i.htm. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
- "Emil Fredericksen". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=804. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
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