|Died||May 20, 1903 (aged 47–48)|
|Place of birth||Saint Vincent|
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Willian Johnson was born in 1855 on Saint Vincent island in the West Indies.
On November 14, 1879, Johnson was serving as a Cooper on the steamship USS Adams at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, when he "rescued Daniel W. Kloppen, a workman, from drowning." For his actions on that occasion, Cooper Johnson was awarded the Medal of Honor five years later, on October 18, 1884.
Johnson died at age 47 or 48 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Cooper, U.S. Navy. Born: 1855, St. Vincent West Indies. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 326, October 18, 1884.
Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Adams at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif., 14 November 1879, Johnson rescued Daniel W. Kloppen, a workman, from drowning.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Medal of Honor recipients during Peacetime
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "William Johnson (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7877286. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871-1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2003-10-03. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
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