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William Louis Carr

Date of birth: April 1, 1878
Date of death: April 14, 1921
Burial location: Sandusky, Ohio
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Peabody
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Louis Carr, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this action and in the presence of the enemy, Private Carr distinguished himself by his conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private