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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Julius A. Wilke

  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate First Class
  • 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 1989. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Wilke displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 14, 1860, Germany
  • Died: February 22, 1914, Norfolk, VA, United States
  • Buried: Ted Conaway National Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA, United States

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