March 26, 1860|
|Died||September 16, 1944
Farmingdale, New York
|Place of burial||Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1885 - 1905|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Lauritz retired from the navy in 1905 with the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate. He died September 16, 1944 and is buried at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. His grave can be found in section dds, site 2.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sailmaker's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 March 1860, Norway. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
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, Nelson displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.