Historical records matching William Russell Huber
About William Russell Huber
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Machinist's Mate William Russell Huber, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on 11 June 1928, after a boiler accident on the U.S.S. Bruce, then at the Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia. Immediately on becoming aware of the accident, Machinist's Mate Huber without hesitation and in complete disregard of his own safety, entered the steam-filled fireroom and at grave risk to his life succeeded by almost superhuman efforts in carrying Charles H. Byran to safety. Although having received severe and dangerous burns about the arms and neck, he descended with a view toward rendering further assistance. The great courage, grit, and determination displayed by Machinist's Mate Huber on this occasion characterized conduct far above and beyond the call of duty.
Action Date: 11-Jun-28
Rank: Machinist's Mate
Division: U.S.S. Bruce