Joseph Johnson was the son of Thomas S. Johnson and Media Spicer

Private First Class Joseph E. Johnson enlisted on 11 August 1940 at Fort McPherson at Atlanta, Georgia with the Field Artillery. He died non Battle at the Lewis-Gale Hospital in Virginia and was buried on 17 November 1941.

The Roanoke Times, 13 November 1941
Pfc. Joseph E. Johnson, 20, of Fort Bragg, N.C., remained in grave conditions last night at Lewis-Gale hospital, suffering from injuries received in an automobile-truck crash just south of the city early Tuesday afternoon. Johnson suffered a crushed skull and brain injury and hospital attaches said no hope was held for his recovery. His condition last night was described as “just about the same.” Three others, injured in the crash, remained at the hospital. Two of them are enlisted men ,from Fort Bragg, but neither was seriously hurt.

The Knoxville Journal, Friday 14 November 1941
Private Joseph E. Johnson, Field Artillery Replacement Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., died in a Roanoke hospital today of injuries suffered in a truck-automobile crash here Tuesday. Johnson’s home was listed at Habersham, Tenn.


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 October 1918
  • Date of death: 13 November 1941
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: Habersham
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Field Artillery Replacement Center
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rocky Top, Campbell County, Tennessee,
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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