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Anderson, Johannes Seigfried

Date of birth:
July 20th, 1887 (Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
April 15th, 1950 (chicago/Illinois, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
1st Sergeant
Unit:
Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 33rd Division, U.S. Army
"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."

General Orders No.16, War Department, 1919. Medal of Honor Presentation Ceremony - February 9, 1919, at Chaumont, France. General John J. Pershing presided.
Medal of Honor - Army (MoH)

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