|John Olof Dahlgren|
Dahlgren's headstone at Golden Gate National Cemetery
|Born||September 14, 1872|
|Died||February 11, 1963(aged 90)|
|Place of birth||Kalmar, Sweden|
|Place of burial||Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California, United States|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1896 - 1901|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
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.
- "DAHLGREN, JOHN OLOF". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "John Olof Dahlgren". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22975. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- Karl Schuon (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Franklin Watts, Inc.. p. 51. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMY6AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "John Olof Dahlgren". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1978. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
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