Born at Oleesen, Norway, November 7, 1875, he earned the Medal of Honor in China on June 13, 20, 21 and 22, 1900. The Medal was actually issed to him on July 19, 1901.
He died on June 12, 1939 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Marie Larsen Torgerson (1886-1935), is buried with him.
TORGERSON, MARTIN T
GUNNERS MATE 3/CL US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 06/12/1935
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/15/1935
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8680
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
TORGERSON, MARTIN T.
Rank and organization. Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 7 November 1875, Oleesen, Norway. Accredited to. Virginia. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action 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, Torgerson distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
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