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First Name: Johan

Last Name: Johansson

Birthplace: SWE

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class

Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 12 May 1870

Date of Death: 04 December 1948

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Second Class

Years Served:
Johan J. Johansson

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Johan J. Johansson

Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Boatswain's Mate Second Class Johan J. Johansson (12 May 1870 - 4 December 1948) 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.

Johan J. Johansson was born on 12 May 1870 in Sweden. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS 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.

Death and Burial

Johan J. Johansson died on 4 December 1948. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 13, Site 720.

Honoree ID: 1901   Created by: MHOH




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