|Hermann W. Kuchmeister|
|Born||October 16, 1877|
|Died||February 1, 1923(aged 45)|
|Place of birth||Hamburg, Germany|
|Place of burial||Winthrop Cemetery Winthrop, Massachusetts|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1897 - 1900|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Kuchneister was born on October 16, 1877 in Hamburg, Germany and after entering the Marine Corps in 1897 was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War as a private aboard the USS Marblehead (1861).
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: Hamburg, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing ;he heavy fire of the enemy, Kuchmeister displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Kuchmeister, Hermann William entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- ↑ "Hermann Wilhelm Kuchneister". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7867807. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- "Hermann Wilhelm Kuchneister". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1352. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
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