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First Name: Peter

Last Name: Johnson

Birthplace: Summerland, GBR

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Firefighter Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: PA

Date of Birth: 29 December 1857

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
Peter Johnson

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Peter Johnson

Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Fireman First Class Peter Johnson (29 December 1857 - unknown) 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.

Peter Johnson was born on 29 December 1857 in Sumerland, England. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Potomac.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of the vessel, Johnson displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.

Honoree ID: 1903   Created by: MHOH




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