John Peter Johanson
Seaman, United States Navy
Peter Johanson was born in Sweden, January 22, 1865, and earned the Medal
of Hono during the Spanish-American war while serving aboard
the USS Marblehead near Cienfuegos, Cuba on May 11, 1898. The Medal was
actually issued to him on July 7, 1899.
He died on December 14, 1937 and was buried
in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 January 1865, Sweden. Accredited to: Maryland. GO. 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.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
JOHANSON, JOHN PETER
Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 1 March 2006 Updated: 21 August 2006