|Ernest H. Bjorkman|
|Born||December 18, 1881|
|Died||September 16, 1912(aged 30)|
|Place of birth||Malmö, Sweden|
|Place of burial||Crown Hill Cemetery Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Petty Officer Third Class|
|Unit||USS Leyden (1865)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Bjorkman was born December 18, 1881, in Malmö, Sweden and after immigrating to the United States joined the Navy. On January 21, 1903, he was serving as an ordinary seaman aboard the USS Leyden when it was returning from Puerto Rico and it foundered near Block Island in a heavy fog. For his actions during the wreck he received the Medal of Honor December 26, 1903.
He died on September 16, 1912, and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. His grave can be found in block 26, lot 122, space 9.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 25 April 1881, Malmo, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 145, 26 December 1903.
On board the U.S.S. Leyden, 21 January 1903, Bjorkman displayed heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1901-1911". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- "Leyden". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Command. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/l6/leyden-i.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- Don Morfe (January 25, 2003). "Ernest H. Bjorkman". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7117705. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- "Ernest H. Bjorkman". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=824. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
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