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b. 20/01/1865 Germany.  d. 18/04/1924 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Kramer was born January 20, 1865 in Germany and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a seaman.

 

On May 11, 1898 the Marblehead was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, Kramer continued to perform his duties throughout this action.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kramer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, WOODSIDE, NEW YORK.

3rd Cav, Section 31, Range 12, Plot L, Grave 19

Franz Kramer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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