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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Robert Volz

Details
  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Gunner's Mate First Class)
  • 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 operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1989. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Volz displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness thoughout this period.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 31, 1875, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, United States
  • Died:
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