b. 07/11/1875 Norway. d. 12/06/1935 Queen's County, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/06 and 20-22/06/1900 China.
Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Oleesen Norway, he served as a Gunner's Mate, 3rd Class in the US Navy. In action with a relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, between the dates of June 13 and 20 to 22, 1900, he distinguished himself in the face of enemy many times. For meritorious conduct, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Torgerson distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
Section 6, Grave 8680
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