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First Name: John

Last Name: Johanson

Birthplace: SWE

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Boatswain's Mate Chief Petty Officer

Home of Record: MD
Middle Name: Peter

Date of Birth: 22 January 1865

Date of Death: 14 December 1937

Rank or Rate: Chief Petty Officer

Years Served:
John Peter Johanson

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


John Peter Johanson

Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Chief Boatswain's Mate John Peter Johanson (22 January 1865 - 14 December 1937) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

John Peter Johanson was born on 22 January 1865 in Sweden. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS 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.

Death and Burial

Chief Boatswain's Mate John Peter Johanson died on 14 December 1937. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 6, Site 9768.

Honoree ID: 1900   Created by: MHOH




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