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 William Russell Huber

William Russell Huber

Birth
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jan 1982 (aged 78)
Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section 2-B Grave 4085
Memorial ID 22982 · View Source
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he served as a Machinist's Mate in the United States Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for his heroism while on board the "USS Bruce" at the Naval Station Shipyard, in Norfolk, Virginia, on June 11, 1928. His citation reads "After a boiler accident on the U.S.S. Bruce, then at the Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Va. Immediately on becoming aware of the accident, 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 Huber on this occasion characterized conduct far above and beyond the call of duty."


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  • Added: 13 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Russell Huber (16 Jul 1903–25 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22982, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .