b. 03/01/1865 Norway. d. 17/06/1920 Kings County, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cardenas, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Sandnes, Norway, he served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Chief Machinist on board the torpedo boat "USS Winslow". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Cardenas, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His Medal was awarded to him on September 3, 1898.
Showing great presence of mind, Johnsen turned off the steam from the engine which had been wrecked by a shell bursting in the cylinder.
BURIAL LOCATION: BAY VIEW CEMETERY, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.
Edgewood Section, Lot 468
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