John Peter Johanson
Seaman, United States Navy
Kpjn Peter Johanson was born in Sweden, January 22, 1865, and earned the Medal of Honor 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.


JOHANSON, JOHN P.

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 January 1865, Sweden. Accredited to: Maryland. GO. No.: 529, 21 November 1899.

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.



JO Johanson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

John Peter JOHANSON Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

JOHANSON, JOHN PETER
CBM   US NAVY
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/22/1865
DATE OF DEATH: 12/14/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9768
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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