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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Vadas

Birthplace: AUT

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY

Date of Birth: 26 March 1877

Date of Death: 03 October 1946

Rank or Rate: Seaman

Years Served:
Albert Vadas

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Albert Vadas

Seaman, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Seaman Albert Vadas (he later changed his name to Wadas) (26 March 1877 - 3 October 1946) 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.

Albert Vadas was born 26 March 1877 in Austria-Hungary and later immigrated to the U.S. 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 (Named changed to Wadas, Albert.)

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, Vadas displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

Death and Burial

Seaman Albert Vadas died on 3 October 1946. He is buried at Weehawken Cemetery in North Bergen, NJ.

His headstone contains the name, Albert Wadas.

Honoree ID: 1952   Created by: MHOH




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