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 Axel Leohard Sundquist

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Axel Leohard Sundquist

  • Birth 26 May 1867 Finland
  • Death 22 Dec 1910 Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 7156714

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Furland, Russia, he served in the United States Navy as a Chief Carpenter's Mate on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on July 26 and 27, 1898. His citation reads "Displaying heroism, Sundquist took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period." His Medal was awarded to him on December 14, 1898.

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7156714
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Axel Leohard Sundquist (26 May 1867–22 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7156714, citing Braman Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .