US Navy. Born 12 May 1870 in Sweden. Spanish-American War: Enlisted from New York. Ordinary Seaman. Awarded Medal of Honor for action on board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegas, Cuba, on 11 Maa 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Johansson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 357, 1015)