22 July 2007

Medal of Honor: H. W. Kuchneister


Private, US Marine Corps; USS Marblehead (C 11)

Born: Hamburg, Germany

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kuchneister displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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