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CMOHS.org - Boatswain's Mate First Class WILKE, JULIUS A. R., U.S. Navy

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WILKE, JULIUS A. R.

Rank: Boatswain's Mate First Class
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 14 November 1860, Germany
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: New York
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WILKE, JULIUS A. R. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Wilke displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.