Harold Keith Johnson - Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, VA
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N 38° 53.024 W 077° 04.139
18S E 320541 N 4305908
Quick Description: Harold Keith Johnson was stationed in the Philippines at the start of WWII, survived the Bataan Death March in 1942, and was a Prisoner of War for 3 years. His grave is located in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2010 4:33:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM8N0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 10

Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

"Harold Keith Johnson (22 February 1912 - 24 September 1983) was a United States General. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army between 1964 and 1968."

"General Johnson was born in Bowesmont, Pembina County, North Dakota in 1912. Johnson was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1933, he graduated 232nd in a class of 347 and was not expected to have a promising career. During World War II, he fought the Japanese as an officer in the Philippine Scouts' 57th Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Bataan, and survived the Bataan Death March, spending three years in captivity. Johnson also served in the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest medal for bravery."
Type of Resource: Grave

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Relevant Position in Armed Forces:
He was a U.S. Army battalion commander in the defense of the Philippines at the time he was taken as a Prisoner of War in WWII. He later became a United States General and served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army between 1964 and 1968.


Nationality: USA

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Date if Relevant: Not listed

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