Rufus Zenas Johnston
|Rufus Zenas Johnston|
Johnston as a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman
June 7, 1874|
Lincolnton, North Carolina
|Died||July 4, 1959(aged 85)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1895 - 1930|
Rufus Zenas Johnston (June 7, 1874 – July 4, 1959) was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1895. He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Johnston is also a recipient of the Navy Cross and served in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, Boxer Rebellion, Philippine–American War and World War I.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Commander Organization: U.S. Navy Born: 7 June 1874, Lincolnton, N.C. Accredited to: North Carolina Date of Issue: 12/04/1915
Johnston was awarded the Medal of Honor citation
- "For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; was regimental adjutant, and eminent and conspicuous in his conduct. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city."
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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- "Rufus Zenas Johnston". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Inventory of the Rufus Z. Johnston Papers, 1895-1952". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
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- "Home of Heroes".