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 Heinrich Behnke

Heinrich Behnke

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Death 19 Jun 1952 (aged 70)
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Distinguished Service Section, Site 20A
Memorial ID 9224 · View Source
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on January 25, 1905. His citation reads "While serving aboard the "USS Iowa", Behnke displayed extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel". His Medal was issued on March 20, 1905.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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MEDAL OF HONOR CWT US NAVY USS IOWA


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  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9224
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinrich Behnke (10 Apr 1882–19 Jun 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9224, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .