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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

John Johnson

Details
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kansas
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 12, 1872
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Greytown, Nicaragua
Citation

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

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1839, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died:
 

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