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Robert Blume
Birth: Nov. 19, 1868
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1937

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Seaman on board the "USS Nashville". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Blume set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was issued on July 7, 1899. The Cienfuegos cable-cutting mission produced 52 Medal of Honor recipients, 26 of whom were Sailors and Marines from the "Nashville," and 26 who were Sailors and Marines from the "USS Marblehead." In 2003, two persons, Edward and Gisela Fedora, were charged with Unlawful Sale of a Medal of Honor. They sold medals awarded to United States Navy Seaman Robert Blume (Spanish-American War Recipient) and to United States Army First Sergeant George Washington Roosevelt (Civil War Recipient) to an FBI agent. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6, Grave 9752-SS , Map Grid V/W 19.5
 
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Record added: Jun 25, 2001
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Robert Blume
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Robert Blume
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Your service to our country and your bravery under fire are not forgotten by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015
To honor you, my father and my two brothers for your service to our country. All of you have brought honor to the name of Blume
- joyce blume
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
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