William Meyer (Medal of Honor)

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William Meyer
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Carpenter's Mate Third Class William Meyer
Born(1863-06-22)June 22, 1863
DiedSeptember 6, 1926(1926-09-06) (aged 63)
Chicago, Illinois
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
RankCarpenter's Mate Third Class
UnitUSS Nashville (PG-7)
Battles/warsSpanish–American War
*Battle of Cienfuegos
AwardsMedal of Honor

William Meyer (June 22, 1863 – September 6, 1926) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Battle of Cienfuegos during the Spanish–American War.

William Meyer died at the age of 63 and was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Carpenter's Mate Third Class Meyer's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

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, Meyer displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "US People – Meyer, William, Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class, USN". Online Library. Naval History & Heritage Command. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2006-11-16.


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