b. 18/07/1870 Finland. d. 21/06/1930 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Erickson was born July 18, 1870 in Finland, and after entering the navy he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a Coxswain.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Erickson set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, BRONX, NEW YORK.
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