|Born||July 3, 1866|
|Place of birth||Lübeck, Germany|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Nashville (PG-7)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born on July 3, 1866, in Lübeck, Germany, Krause was living in New York City when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Nashville (PG-7) as a coxswain.
On May 11, 1898, Nashville was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, Krause continued to perform his duties throughout this action.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 3 July 1866, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Krause displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ "Ernest Krause". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=816. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Krause, Ernest". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "Ernest Krause". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=816. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
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