|courtesy of Des Philippet|
Drafted in August 1943 and sent to Europe, Thurman was transferred to C Company 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 22 Jun 1944. PVT Johnson was wounded on 29 Jun 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 12 Aug 1944. PVT Johnson was killed in action on 14 Oct 1944.
PVT Johnson is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery. His brother Garland served in the Army 1943-1945, brother C. E. also served in the Army and brother Robert also served during the war.