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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant Commander JOHNSTON, RUFUS ZENAS, U.S. Navy

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JOHNSTON, RUFUS ZENAS

Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 7 June 1874, Lincolnton, N.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 177
Date of Issue: 12/04/1915
Accredited To: North Carolina
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Citation

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; was regimental adjutant, and eminent and conspicuous in his conduct. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.