Saturday, August 29, 2009

Adam Weissel – Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (1854-1928)

Plot 45, Lot 3098

Adam Weissel received the United States Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor. While serving as a cook aboard the United States training ship the Minnesota, the captain fell overboard and was in distress. Weissel jumped overboard and sustained Captain Lorenze until a rescue boat arrived.

He worked for the San Francisco Appraiser’s Office for twenty years.