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JOHNSTON JR., RUFUS

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (highest rank: Rear Admiral)

Conflict

Year of honor

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Mexican Campaign 1914 Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina

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.