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Medal of Honor Monday

Feb 14 2022

Medal of Honor Monday

In honor of the brave men and women who serve this great country, past and present, and for the education of future generations. Every Monday we will post a full Medal of Honor citation to highlight the courage and self-sacrifice of the recipients.


Anderson, Johannes S, 1st Sgt. U.S. Army

Anderson, Johannes S

While his company was being held up by intense artillery and machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Anderson, without aid, voluntarily left the company and worked his way to the rear of the nest that was offering the most stubborn resistance. His advance was made through an open area and under constant hostile fire, but the mission was successfully accomplished, and he not only silenced the gun and captured it, but also brought back with him 23 prisoners.

BIRTH DATE Jul 20, 1887
SERVICE BRANCH U.S. Army
DIVISION 132d Infantry, 33d Infantry Division
CONFLICT World War I
DATE OF ACTION Oct 08, 1918
LOCATION AND DETAILS At Consenvoye, France
ACCREDITED TO IL