Born 19 August 1915
Died 20 April 1945
Buried at Cumberland View Cemetery, South Pittsburg, TN
351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion
The Jasper Journal, May 17, 1945
Mrs. Clara Turner Johnson of Richard City has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Cpl. George Thomas Johnson, has been killed in Italy. Cpl. Johnson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Johnson of Richard City and husband of Mrs. Clara Turner Johnson. His sisters are Misses Viola, Flora and Edna Johnson, all of whom reside with their parents.
Before entering service in June, 1943, Cpl. Johnson was director of Richard Hardy Memorial School. He received his basic training at Camp Fannin, Tex., was home on furlough in February of last year and departed for overseas duty the following month.
Finishing school at South Pittsburg, Cpl. Johnson entered State Teachers College at Murfreesboro. After finishing there, he taught for a short while at Jasper, and then went to Monteagle, where he was principal of the school for four years. He then took up the work at Richard City.
Picture from the South Pittsburg Hustler, July 14, 1945
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 19 August 1915
- Date of death: 20 April 1945
- County: Marion
- Hometown: Richard City
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cumberland View Cemetery, South Pittsburg, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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