Rufus Z. Johnston
Medal of Honor Recipient
- 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.