Johan J. Johansson – Seaman, United States Navy

Born in Sweden on May 12, 1870, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Spanish-American War while serving aboard the USS Nashville near Cienfuegos, Cuba on May 11, 1898. The Medal was actually issued to him on July 7, 1899.

He died on December 4, 1948 and was buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 May 1870, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


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, Johansson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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