About Martin Torinus Torgerson
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Gunner's Mate Third Class Martin Torinus Torgerson, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the detachment from the U.S.S. Newark, fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Gunner's Mate Third Class Torgerson distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)
Action Date: June 13 & 20 - 22, 1900
Rank: Gunner's Mate Third Class
Division: U.S.S. Newark