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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

William Johnson

Details
  • Rank: Cooper
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Adams
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 14, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mare Island Navy Yard, California, USA
Citation
Serving on board the U.S.S. Adams at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., 14 November 1879, Johnson rescued Daniel W. Kloppen, a workman, from drowning.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1855, Saint Vincent
  • Died: May 20, 1903, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (23-16648-32), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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