William Johnson – Cooper, United States Navy

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Born at St. Vincent, Virgin Islands, in 1855, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Adams at Mare Island, California, on November 14, 1879.

He died on May 20, 1903 and was buried in Section 23 of Arlington National Cemetery.


JOHNSON, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Cooper, U.S. Navy. Born: 1855, St. Vincent West Indies. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.

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Serving on board the U.S.S. Adams at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif., 14 November 1879, Johnson rescued Daniel W. Kloppen, a workman, from drowning.

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