Coxswain Albert Beyer Navy

Coxswain Albert Beyer Navy

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Hanover, Germany, he served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Coxswain on board the "USS Nashville". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Beyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.

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Coxswain Albert Beyer Navy

    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

    Spanish-American War

    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.

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    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.

    Citation:

    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.

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