George Eric Johnston was born on 26 March 1929 to George Eric and Daisy S. Johnston.

17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, Company C

He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
Buried at Monte Vista Cemetery, Johnson City, TN

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle,  November 26, 1950
Private First Class George E. Johnston, 17th Regiment of the United States Army, was killed in action in Korea on October 1 – hardly a month and a half after re-entering the armed forces – relatives have been notified. A graduate of Science Hill High School in 1947. Johnston was the son of Mrs. Daisy Johnston, 320 Hamilton street, city. He served 18 months with the Army during 1947-48, and was discharged in December, 1948. He attended East Tennessee State College, having reentered the Army September 19, 1950. A sister, Charlotte Johnston, also survives. While in high school, Johnston served as a Reserve Officers Training Corps Captain.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 March 1929
  • Date of death: 31 October 1950
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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