Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SGT Albert L. Johnson

SGT Albert L. Johnson was born 15 Nov 1910 in Crooksville, Ohio to William Finley and Minnie (McKnight) Johnson.  His father worked as a coal miner. In 1930 Albert was working as a cashier in Athens, Ohio.

Albert entered the service in November 1942.  After his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, he was sent to England and assigned to G Company 116th Infantry with which he trained for the amphibious invasion of "fortress Europe". It was in that training that he was burned by an explosion and spent some time recovering in hospital in England. PFC Johnson took part in the assault on the Normandy beach code-named Omaha. Surviving, he was promoted to SGT on 20 Jun 1944. SGT Johnson was seriously wounded on 30 Jun 1944 and evacuated to hospital.  He died of his wounds on 26 Jul 1944. 

SGT Johnson was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in West Union Street Cemetery in Athens, Ohio. 

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