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.
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.
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
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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