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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Herbert Louis Foss

  • 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, Foss set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Herbert L. Foss
Medal of Honor Recipient Herbert L. Foss
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 12, 1871, Belfast, Waldo County, ME, United States
  • Died: September 1, 1937
  • Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (MH), Hingman, MA, United States

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