Robert E. Blume

Photo added by Ron Williams

Robert E. Blume

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Sep 1937 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Grave 9752-SS
Memorial ID 22788 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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: R


Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Robert E. Blume?

Current rating:

42 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 Jun 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22788
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert E. Blume (19 Nov 1868–16 Sep 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22788, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .