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Adam Weissel

Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in USA
Place of Burial: Oakland, Alameda, California, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Adam Weissel

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ship's Cook Adam Weissel, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S. Training Ship Minnesota, at Newport, Rhode Island, 26 August 1881, and sustaining until picked up by a boat from the ship, C. Lorenze, Captain of the forecastle, who had fallen overboard.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 326 (October 18, 1884)

Action Date: August 26, 1881

Service: Navy

Rank: Ship's Cook

Division: U.S. Training Ship Minnesota

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Adam Weissel's Timeline

December 10, 1928
Age 74
Oakland, Alameda, California, USA