|Born||May 12, 1870|
|Died||December 4, 1948(aged 78)|
|Place of birth||Sweden|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia, United States|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Boatswain's Mate Second Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Johansson was born May 12, 1870, in Sweden and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as an ordinary seaman.
On May 11, 1898, the Nashville was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, he continued to perform his duties throughout this action.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 May 1870, Sweden. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 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, Johansson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- "Johansson, Johan J.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "Johan J. Johansson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7866946. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "John J. Johansson; Seaman, United States Navy". Arlington National Cemetery Website.net. August 21, 2000. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/johanssn.htm. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "Johan J. Johansson". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=945. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
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