Monday, October 17, 2016

PFC Oscar James Johnson

PFC Oscar James Johnson was born 16 Jan 1919 in Simpson County, Kentucky to Aaron and Sarah J. (White) Johnson. The family farmed. Oscar probably married Lillian Carline Baugh in 1941. 

Oscar was working as a sales clerk when he was drafted in April 1942. He and Lillian were blessed with a daughter in early 1943. We don't know where he was until he was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 5 Sep 1944. However, it is likely he had been serving with another unit. PVT Johnson was promoted to PFC on 21 Sep 1944.  On 17 Oct 1944, PFC Johnson was killed in action.

PFC Johnson was repatriated and is buried in Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Kentucky. It seems that Lillian never remarried. 

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