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CMOHS.org - Seaman JOHNSON, JOHN, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

JOHNSON, JOHN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1839, Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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JOHNSON, JOHN Photo
 
Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas near Greytown, Nicaragua 12 April 1872, Johnson displayed great coolness and self-possession ai the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned and, by extraordinary heroism and personal exertion, prevented greater loss of life.