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William Russel Huber

William Russel Huber

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
William Russel Huber
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Intro United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient
Was Military leader
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 16 June 1903, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Death 25 January 1982, California, U.S.A. (aged 78 years)
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Biography

William Russel Huber (June 16, 1903 – January 25, 1982) a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for heroism on June 11, 1928.

Medal of Honor citation

For display of extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on 11 June 1928, 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.

Military service

Huber served in World War I and World War II, leaving the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant.

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