US Navy. Residence: Virginia. Born 7 Nov 1875, Oleesen, Norway. Boxer Rebellion War: Gunner’s Mate Third Class. Awarded the Medal of Honor. In action with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China on 13, 20, 21 and 22 Jun 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Torgerson distinguished himself by meritorious conduct. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 394, 1021)