|Born||January 3, 1865|
|Died||June 17, 1920(aged 55)|
|Place of birth||Sandnes, Norway|
|Place of burial||Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Johnsen was born January 3, 1865 in Sandnes, Norway and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the torpedo boat USS Winslow as a chief machinist.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy. Born: 3 January 1865, Sandnes, Norway. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1898.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Johnsen, Hans". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Hans Johnsen". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7197335. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
- "Hans Johnsen". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1192. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
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