The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy. Born: 3 January 1865,
Sandnes, Norway. Accredited To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 497, 3 September
On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 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.
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