b. 18/12/1881 Malmo, Sweden. d. 16/09/1912 Edgewater, Colorado.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/01/1903 USS Leyden.
Bjorkman was born December 18, 1881 in Malmö, Sweden and after immigrating to the United States joined the Navy. On January 21, 1903, he was serving as an ordinary seaman aboard the USS Leyden when it was returning from Puerto Rico and it foundered near Block Island in a heavy fog.
On board the U.S.S. Leyden, 21 January 1903, Bjorkman displayed heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel.
BURIAL LOCATION: CROWN HILL CEMETERY, WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO.
BLOCK 26, LOT 122, GRAVE 7
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.