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b. 14/09/1872 Kalmar, Sweden. d. 11/02/1963 California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/06 - 16/07/1900 Peking, China.

 

Dahlgren was born September 14, 1872 in Kalmar, Sweden and after entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.

 

He received the Medal for his actions in Peking, China from June 20 – July 16, 1900 and it was presented to him July 19, 1901.

 

He died February 11, 1963 and is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California. His grave can be found in section Z, grave 1950.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Dahlgren distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA.

Section Z Grave 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Olof Dahlgren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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