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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 22/01/1865 Sweden. d. 14/12/1937 USA.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 6 lot 9768

 

John Peter Johanson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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