Gustaf Adolf Sundquist – Ordinary Seaman, United States Navy

June  4, 1879 – August 25, 1918

SUNDQUIST, GUSTAV (GUSTAF) A.

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
Born: 4 June 1879, Sweden. Accredited to: New York.
General Orders Number: 529, 2 November 1899.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898.
Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

His Medal was awarded to him on November 1, 1899. He was discharged from the Navy in 1900, but reenlisted in the United States Naval Reserves in 1918 to serve in World War I. He was assigned to the Lafayette Radio Air Station in France and accidentally drowned while swimming off shore. His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Brookwood American Cemetery in Brookwood, England.


Gustaf A. Sundquist

  • Chief Special Mechanic, U.S. Army
  • Lafayette Radio Station
  • Entered the Service from: Ohio
  • Died: August 25, 1918
  • Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
  • Tablets of the Missing at Brookwood American Cemetery
  • Brookwood, England

Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Stone: 10 February 2010
GUSTAF A SUNDQUIST, ORD SEA, USN ADMIN BUILDING 10:00

SUNDQUIST, GUSTAF ADOLF

  • ORD SEA   US NAVY
  • SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/04/1879
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/25/1918
  • BURIED AT: SECTION MK  SITE 192
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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