The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ANDERSON, JOHANNES S.
Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, U.S.
Army, Company B, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Place and Date: At Consenvoye,
France, 8 October 1918. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Finland. G.
O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
While his company was being held up by intense artillery and machinegun fire, 1st Sgt.
Anderson, without aid, voluntarily left the company and worked his way to the rear of the
nest that was offering the most stubborn resistance. His advance was made through an open
area and under constant hostile fire, but the mission was successfully accomplished, and
he not only silenced the gun and captured it, but also brought back with him 23 prisoners.