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Albert Weisbogel
Born 1844
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Captain of the Mizzen Top
Unit USS Benicia
USS Plymouth
Awards Medal of Honor (2)

Albert Weisbogel (born 1844) was a 19th century United States Navy sailor. He was twice awarded America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor - for peace-time actions (for which he would now be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal). He is one of only 19 people to be awarded two Medals of Honor, and one of only 14 to be awarded the Medal twice for two separate actions.

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Biography

Albert Weisbogel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1844. By January 11, 1874, he was serving as Captain of the Mizzen Top on board the USS Benicia. It was on that day that he jumped overboard to save a crewmate from drowning. For his heroism, he was awarded a Medal of Honor two years later on March 23, 1876. Barely a month after being awarded his first Medal of Honor, on April 27, 1876, he again saved a crewmate from drowning, this time while serving on board the USS Plymouth. For that action he was awarded his second Medal of Honor, on June 9, 1876.

Medal of Honor citations

Weisbogel's official Medal of Honor citations from the Navy are as follows:

First Award:

For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the USS Benicia, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel on January 11, 1874.

Second Award:

For gallant conduct in jumping overboard from the USS Plymouth, at sea, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel on April 27, 1876.

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