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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Albert Vadas

  • Also Known As: Wadas, Albert
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Marblehead
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
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, Vadas displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: March 26, 1877, Austria-Hungary
  • Died: October 3, 1946, Camp Kilmer, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Weehawken Cemetery (MH) (41-3-33), North Bergen, NJ, United States

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