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Gustav A. Sundquist
Born (1879-06-04)June 4, 1879
Died August 25, 1918(1918-08-25) (aged 39)
Place of birth Sweden
Place of cenotaph

Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC) Brookwood

Surrey, England
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit U.S.S. Nashville
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Gustav Adolf Sundquist (June 4, 1879 – August 25, 1918 ) was an ordinary seaman serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Sundquist was born June 4, 1879, in Sweden and after immigrating to the United States he entered the navy. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as an ordinary seaman.[1] After receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Spanish-American war he retired from the navy in 1900, but rejoined it in 1918 and participated in World War I. He drowned on August 25, 1918, and has a cenotaph in Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC) Brookwood Surrey, England.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 June 1879, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.


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.[1]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Sundquist, Gustav A. entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 
  2. "Gustav A. Sundquist". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 

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