Albert Beyer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Albert Beyer Born June 13, 1859
Hannover, Germany Died October 29, 1929 (aged 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Allegiance United States of America Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1898-? Rank Coxswain Unit USS Nashville (PG-7) Battles/wars
Awards Medal of Honor
Albert Beyer (June 13, 1859 – October 29, 1929) was a United States Navy Coxswain received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Cienfuegos during the Spanish-American War. He was one of 52 sailors and Marines awarded the Medal for actions during that battle.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, United States Navy. Born: June 13, 1859, Hanover, Germany. Entered Service At: Boston, Mass. G.O. No.: 521, July 7, 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Beyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.