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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Axel Leohard Sundquist

  • Rank: Chief Carpenter's Mate (Highest Rank: Carpenter)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Marblehead
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 26 - 27, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Sundquist took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 26, 1867, Finland
  • Died: December 22, 1910, Culebra, on board the U.S.S. Alliance, PR, United States
  • Buried: Braman Cemetery, Newport, RI, United States

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