US Navy. Born 22 Jan 1865 in Sweden. Spanish-American War: Seaman. Enlisted from Maryland. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Johanson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 357, 1015)