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About John Olof Dahlgren
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Olof Dahlgren, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900. Corporal Dahlgren distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)
Action Date: June 20 - July 16, 1900
Service: Marine Corps