Emmet County

USAT Thorson

Pfc. John F. Thorson, Jr.


U. S. Navy Names Cargo Ship for John F. Thorson

A cargo ship recently commissioned by the United States Navy, has been named in honor of John F. Thorson, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, who entered military service from Armstrong, Iowa.  John was one of the 22 men who received the award during the recent war.

Source:  Estherville Enterprise, November 27, 1947 (photo included)