Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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World War I - U.S. Army

Johannes Seigfried Anderson

  • Rank: First Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B, 132d Infantry,
    33d Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Consenvoye, France
While his company was being held up by intense artillery and machine-gun fire, 1st Sgt. Anderson, without aid, voluntarily left the company and worked his way to the rear of the nest that was offering the most stubborn resistance. His advance was made through an open area and under constant hostile fire, but the mission was successfully accomplished, and he not only silenced the gun and captured it, but also brought back with him 23 prisoners.
Medal of Honor Recipient Johannes S. Anderson
Medal of Honor Recipient Johannes S. Anderson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France, presented by Gen. John J. Pershing
  • Born: July 20, 1887, Bjoroky, Finland
  • Died: April 3, 1950, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Acacia Cemetery (MH) (NE25-1-2) , Chicago, IL, United States
  • Location of Medal: Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield, IL

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