Private Theodore G. Johnson 37571489

Private Theodore Goodwin Johnson 37571489, US Army KIA. He was born on September 19, 1905 in Princeton, Minnesota, he had brown hair, and blue eyes, and was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Johnson, 3956 Van Buren street NE. He was the brother of Alma Judd, John A. Johnson, Arthur Johnson, and Pvt. Reynold Johnson. He was also the husband of Cheryl Johnson of 923 16th avenue South Minneapolis Minnesota. He worked at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant. Pvt. Johnson entered the army at Fort Snelling on July 3, 1943, at the age of 37. He served in M Company, 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division. He was transferred to 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division. After his training at Camp Adair, Oregon, he was sent overseas in March, 1944. He was sent first to North Africa and then to Italy where he was Killed in Action on June 26, 1944, at the age of 38. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal (PHM), the American Campaign Medal, the European Campaign Medal, the World War Two Victory Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Marksman Medal for Carbine, and the Machine Gun. His body was returned to the United States on March 30, 1949 and is now buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.