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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Volz

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: VA

Date of Birth: 31 January 1875

Rank or Rate: Seaman

Years Served:
Robert Volz

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Robert Volz

Seaman, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Seaman Robert Volz (31 January 1875 - unknown) 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.

Robert Volz was born on 31 January 1875 in San Francisco, CA. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Volz displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

Honoree ID: 1954   Created by: MHOH




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