William George Thordsen
|William George Thordsen|
April 2, 1879|
|Died||May 8, 1932(aged 53)|
|Buried||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1898–1910|
|Rank||Chief Gunner's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Thordsen joined the Navy from New York in 1898, and retired in 1910. 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: April 2, 1879, Fredericstadt, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 6, August 15, 1900.
For heroism and gallantry under fire of the enemy at Hilongas, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1900.
- ""THORDSEN, WILLIAM GEORGE" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
- Patterson, Michael Robert (December 27, 2003). "William George Thordsen, Chief Gunners Mate, United States Navy". ArlingtonCemetery.net. Retrieved April 29, 2008.