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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Robert Blume

Details
  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Chief Boatswain's Mate)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nashville
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Blume set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Blume
Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Blume
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 16, 1899

    Presented by Commander Raymond P. Rodgers of the USS Nashville at the Charlestown, MA, Navy Yard.

  • Born: November 19, 1868, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, United States
  • Died: September 16, 1937, Washington, DC
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (6-9752-SS), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC
 

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