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First Name: Henry

Last Name: Hendrickson

Birthplace: DEU

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Date of Birth: 12 March 1862

Date of Death: 28 February 1912

Rank or Rate: Seaman

Years Served:
Henry Hendrickson

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Henry Hendrickson

Seaman, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Seaman Henry "Harry" Hendrickson (12 March 1862 - 28 February 1912) 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.

Henry Hendrickson was born on 12 March 1862 in Germany. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

On 11 May 1898, the Marblehead was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. His actions during the operation earned him the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hendrickson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Seaman Henry "Harry" Hendrickson died in Boston, MA, on 28 February 1912. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA, in the Elm Grove Section, Lot 4105.

Honoree ID: 1893   Created by: MHOH




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