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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Gustav Adolf Sundquist

Details
  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman (Highest Rank: Chief Special Mechanic)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nashville
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sundquist displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Medal of Honor Recipient Gustav A. Sundquist
Medal of Honor Recipient Gustav A. Sundquist
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 4, 1879, Irsta, Sweden
  • Died: August 25, 1918, Cape Ferret, Gironne, France
  • Buried: Body not recovered - lost at sea; Arlington National Cemetery (IMO), Arlington, Virginia, At sea
 

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