William Meyer (Medal of Honor)
Carpenter's Mate Third Class William Meyer
|Born||June 22, 1863|
|Died||September 6, 1926 (aged 63)|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Rank||Carpenter's Mate Third Class|
|Unit||USS Nashville (PG-7)|
*Battle of Cienfuegos
|Awards||Medal 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.
Medal of Honor 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, Meyer displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- "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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