The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FOSS, HERBERT LOUIS
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 October 1871, Belfast,
Maine. Accredited To: Maine. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from
Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Foss set an example of
extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
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