|Gustav A. Sundquist|
|Born||June 4, 1879|
|Died||August 25, 1918(aged 39)|
|Place of birth||Sweden|
|Place of cenotaph||
Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC) BrookwoodSurrey, England
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
World War I
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Sundquist was born June 4, 1879 in Sweden and after immigrating to the United States he entered the navy. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as an ordinary seaman.
After receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Spanish-American war he retired from the navy in 1900, but rejoined it in 1918 and participated in World War I. He drowned on August 25, 1918 and has a cenotaph in Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC) Brookwood Surrey, England.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 June 1879, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Sundquist, Gustav A. entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- ↑ "Gustav A. Sundquist". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6824592. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- "Gustav A. Sundquist". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1186. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- "Arlington National Cemetery". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/gasundquist.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Encyclopedia of Cleveland history". http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=SGA. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "CASUALTIES of the UNITED STATES NAVY and COAST GUARD". http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyUS-CasualtiesChrono1918-08Aug.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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