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Axel L. Sundquist
Born (1867-05-26)May 26, 1867
Died December 22, 1910(1910-12-22) (aged 43)
Place of birth Grand Duchy of Finland, Russia
Place of burial Braman Cemetery Newport, Rhode Island
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Carpenter's Mate
Unit USS Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Axel Leohard Sundquist (May 26, 1867 - December 22, 1910) was a chief carpenter's mate serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Sundquist was born May 26, 1867 in Furland (= Finland), Russia but later immigrated to the United States. When he entered the navy he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a chief carpenter's mate.[1]

He died December 22, 1910 and is buried in Braman Cemetery Newport, Rhode Island.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 May 1867, Furland, Russia. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 500, 19 December 1898.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Sundquist took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Sundquist, Axel entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100612003615/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  2. "Axel Sundquist". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7156714. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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