Rufus Z. Johnston



Rufus Z. Johnston Rufus Z. Johnston

Born: 7 June 1874, Lincolnton, North Carolina
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Organization: United States Navy
Accredited To: North Carolina
Other Navy Award: Navy Cross


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 22nd and in the final occupation of the city.

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