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First Name: Ernest

Last Name: Krause

Birthplace: Lubeck, DEU

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY

Date of Birth: 03 July 1866

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Ernest Krause

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Ernest Krause

Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Coxswain Ernest Krause (3 July 1866 - unknown) 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.

Ernest Krause was born on 3 July 1866 in Lubeck, Germany. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Citation: 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.

Honoree ID: 1910   Created by: MHOH




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