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Albert Vadas
Born (1876-03-26)March 26, 1876
Died October 3, 1946(1946-10-03) (aged 70)
Place of birth Austria-Hungary
Place of burial Weehawken Cemetery North Bergen, New Jersey
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Unit U.S.S. Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Albert Vadas (March 26, 1876 – October 3, 1946) was a seaman serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Vadas was born March 26, 1876 in Austria-Hungary and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a seaman.[1]

He died October 3, 1946 and is buried in Weehawken Cemetery, North Bergen, New Jersey.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. (Named changed to Wadas, Albert.) Born: 26 March 1876, Austria-Hungary. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.

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, Vadas displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Vadas, Albert entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100612003615/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  2. "Albert Vadas". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7197576. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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