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Emil Fredericksen
Died 1960
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Watertender
Unit USS Bennington (PG-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

Emil Fredericksen (died 1960) was a watertender serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


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.[1][2]

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]

See alsoEdit


  1. 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. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  2. "Bennington". Dictonary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 

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