Gotfred Jensen

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Gotfred Jensen
Born (1872-11-20)November 20, 1872
Died December 26, 1945(1945-12-26) (aged 73)
Place of burial Veteran's Home Cemetery Port Orchard, Washington
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Young's Scouts
1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Gotfred Jensen (November 20, 1872 in Denmark – December 26, 1945) was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. He was a member of Young's Scouts and was one of thirteen Scouts awarded the Medal between 16 and May 19, 1899. Sergeant Jensen is buried in Veteran's Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, Washington.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Place and Date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 13, 1899. Entered Service At: Devils Lake, N. Dak. Birth: Denmark. Date of Issue: June 6, 1906.


With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gotfred Jensen, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2007.