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Andrew Vincent Stoltenberg
Born (1865-01-26)January 26, 1865
Died December 25, 1921(1921-12-25) (aged 56)
Place of birth Norway
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1890 – c. 1920
Rank Chief Gunner's Mate
Unit USS Panay
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Andrew Vincent Stoltenberg (January 26, 1865 – December 25, 1921) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

BiographyEdit

Andrew Vincent Stoltenberg was born in Aarnes, Trondenes, Norway. His father died when he was 4 years old and was raised by an aunt and uncle. He left home as a young man and went to sea, arriving in the United States in 1882. In August 1890 he joined the United States Navy in San Francisco, California. He retired from the United States Navy after 30 years with the rate of Chief Gunner's Mate. He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

As a Gunner's Mate Second Class, Stoltenberg received the Medal "for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle" at Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines, on July 16, 1900.[1] Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: Boto, Norway. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, July 29, 1899.

Citation:

For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle at Katbalogan, Samar, Philippine Islands, July 16, 1900.

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