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John Olof Dahlgren
Dahlgren's headstone at Golden Gate National Cemetery
Born (1872-09-14)September 14, 1872
Died February 11, 1963(1963-02-11) (aged 90)
Place of birth Kalmar, Sweden
Place of burial Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1901
Rank Corporal
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

John O. Dahlgren (September 14, 1872 – February 11, 1963) was an American corporal serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Dahlgren was born September 14, 1872, in Kalmar, Sweden and after entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.[1]

He received the Medal for his actions in Peking, China from June 20 - July 16, 1900 and it was presented to him July 19, 1901.[1]

He died February 11, 1963, and is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California.[2] His grave can be found in section Z, grave 1950.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 14 September 1872, Kahliwar, Sweden. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.


In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Dahlgren distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[1]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "DAHLGREN, JOHN OLOF". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "John Olof Dahlgren". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 6, 2010. 

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