John Olof Dahlgren

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John Olof Dahlgren
John Olof Dahlgren headstone.JPG
Dahlgren's headstone at Golden Gate National Cemetery
Born (1872-09-14)September 14, 1872
Kalmar, Sweden
Died February 11, 1963(1963-02-11) (aged 90)
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.

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

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

Citation:

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]

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References[edit]

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

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