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First Name: Franz

Last Name: Kramer

Birthplace: Nierstein, DEU

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Date of Birth: 20 January 1865

Date of Death: 18 April 1924

Rank or Rate: Seaman

Years Served:
Franz Kramer

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Franz Kramer

Seaman, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Seaman Franz Kramer (20 January 1865 - 18 April 1924) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Franz Kramer was born on 20 January 1865 in Nierstein, Germany. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kramer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Seaman Franz Kramer died on 18 April 1924 in New York City, NY. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, NY.

Honoree ID: 1909   Created by: MHOH




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