Sergeant Henry Johnson honored 100 years after his heroic war actions
ALBANY, NY (WRGB) A ceremony to honor congressional medal of honor recipient and war hero, Sergeant Henry Johnson was held into Albany on Tuesday.
The ceremony marks the 100th anniversary of Johnson's heroic actions during World War I.
Using just the butt of his rifle and a knife, Johnson, who was injured by shrapnel, fought off as many as 24 Germans.
Due to his efforts, one American was able to be rescued.
A wreath was then presented and placed in front of his memorial in honor of his brave service.
Ferris Coin Co., of Albany announced a nation- wide competition to design the medal.
That design was also revealed on Tuesday. Only 500 are planned to be minted.
Interested buyers can reserve their spot to purchase by entering their contact information at ferriscoin.com/henry-johnson or by calling the shop at (518) 434-3860.