b. 10/11/1848 Gerdonen, Germany. d. 29/11/1931 Shanghai, China.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/01/1904 USS Raleigh.
Klein was born November 11, 1848, in Gerdonen, Germany, and joined the U.S. Navy from Marseille, France. He served in the Spanish–American War of 1898. By January 25, 1904, he was a chief carpenter's mate on the USS Raleigh (C-8). On that day, he rescued several shipmates who had been overcome by turpentine fumes in a double bottom compartment. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor nine months later, on October 6, 1904.
After his military service, Klein lived for several decades in Shanghai, China; he died there at age 83 on November 29, 1931.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Raleigh, for heroism in rescuing shipmates overcome in double bottoms by fumes of turpentine, 25 January 1904.
BURIAL LOCATION: BUBBLING WELLS CEMETERY, SHANGHAI, CHINA.
Cemetery no longer exists.
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