Andrew V. Stoltenberg
|Andrew Vincent Stoltenberg|
January 26, 1865|
|Died||December 25, 1921(aged 56)|
|Place of burial||San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1890 – c. 1920|
|Rank||Chief Gunner's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Andrew Vincent Stoltenberg was born in Aarnes, Trondenes, Norway. His father died when he was 4 years old and was raised by an aunt and uncle. He left home as a young man and went to sea, arriving in the United States in 1882. In August 1890 he joined the United States Navy in San Francisco, California. He retired from the United States Navy after 30 years with the rate of Chief Gunner's Mate. He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California.
Medal of Honor citation
As a Gunner's Mate Second Class, Stoltenberg received the Medal "for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle" at Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines, on July 16, 1900. Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: Boto, Norway. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, July 29, 1899.
For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle at Katbalogan, Samar, Philippine Islands, July 16, 1900.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Philippine Insurrection". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2004-09-01. Retrieved 2006-08-02.
- "Andrew V. Stoltenberg". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
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