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Rade Grbitch
Birth: Dec. 24, 1870
Death: Mar. 5, 1910

Interim Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as US Navy Seaman, on the gunboat USS Bennington, based at San Diego Harbor, California. On July 21, 1905, a superheated steam boiler erupted and exploded through the Bennington's deck amidships. Despite much destruction, Seaman Grbitch ran down the forward hatch immediately after the explosion and began rescue work. He carried men to safety, saving lives and volunteered to go back into the boiler room to stop a leak. For extreme heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in January 1906. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Inscription:
"Medal of Honor Sea US Navy-USS Bennington"
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: A, 44
 
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Jul 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9208894
Rade Grbitch
Added by: Rich H.
 
Rade Grbitch
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- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
God bless you on your birthday & this 2013 Christmas season, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
God bless you on your birthday & this 2013 Christmas season, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
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