b. 16/07/1902 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. d. 25/01/1982 San Mateo, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1928 Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia.
Huber enlisted in the United States Navy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 14, 1920. He had risen to the rate of Machinist Mate First Class by the time he received the Medal of Honor in 1928. He was presented with his Medal by President Calvin Coolidge at The White House on December 15, 1928.
After receiving the Medal of Honor, Huber stayed in the Navy and served throughout World War II. He was promoted to the warrant officer rank of machinist on 23 July 1942 and assigned to the repair ship USS Medusa stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) on 1 May 1943 and to lieutenant on 1 July 1944. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant on June 1, 1948. In retirement he lived in San Mateo, California.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA.
SECTION 2B, GRAVE 4085.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.