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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