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First Name: William

Last Name: Crouse

Birthplace: Fannettsburg, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Commissaryman Chief Petty Officer

Middle Name: Adolphus

Date of Birth: 22 October 1866

Date of Death: 27 June 1941

Rank or Rate: Chief Petty Officer

Years Served:
William Adolphus Crouse

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


William Adolphus Crouse

Chief Commissary Steward, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Chief Commissary Steward William Adolphus Crouse (22 October 1866 - 27 June 1941) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

William Adolphus Crouse was born in Fannettsburg, PA, on 22 October 1866.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, P.I., 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Crouse hauled the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

Chief Commissary Steward William Adolphus Crouse died on 27 June 1941. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA, in Sunnyside Section, Lot P-15, Grave 7.

Honoree ID: 1870   Created by: MHOH




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