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First Name: Anton

Last Name: Olsen

Birthplace: NOR

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Quartermaster Petty Officer 3rd Class

Home of Record: MA

Date of Birth: 10 July 1873

Date of Death: 23 June 1924

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Third Class

Years Served:
Anton Olsen

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Anton Olsen

Quartermaster Third Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Quartermaster Third Class Anton Olsen (10 July 1873 - 23 June 1924) 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.

Anton Olsen was born on 10 July 1873 in Norway. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War on board the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy

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

Death and Burial

Quartermaster Third Class Anton Olsen died on 23 June 1924. He is buried at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in New York City, NY.

Honoree ID: 1931   Created by: MHOH




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