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August Ohmsen
Birth: Mar. 15, 1854, Germany
Death: Feb. 13, 1938

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Master-at-Arms for action off Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His citation reads "On board the USS Tallapoosa at the time of the sinking of that vessel, on the night of 21 August 1884. Clearing the berth deck, Ohmsen remained there until the water was waist deep, wading about with outstretched arms, rousing the men out of their hammocks. Then, going on deck, he assisted in lowering the first cutter and then the dinghy, of which he took charge." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
All Saints Catholic Cemetery
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section B, Lot 2
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7910983
August Ohmsen
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August Ohmsen
Added by: Don Morfe
August Ohmsen
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