|John Peter Johanson|
|Born||January 22, 1865|
|Died||December 14, 1937(aged 72)|
|Place of birth||Sweden|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia, United States|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
World War I
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Johanson was born January 22, 1865 in Sweden and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a seaman.
On May 11, 1898 the Marblehead was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, he continued to perform his duties throughout this action. He died December 14, 1937 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 6, site 9768.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 January 1865, Sweden. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 529, 21 November 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, Johanson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Johanson, John Peter". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- ↑ "John P. Johanson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23234. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "John Peter Johanson; Seaman, United States Navy". Arlington National Cemetery Website.net. August 21, 2000. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/johanson.htm. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "John P. Johanson". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=945. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
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