Richard D Johnston

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NameRichard D Johnston
Serial Number18045930
Highest RankPFC
Service BranchArmy
War/ActionWorld War II
Date of Birth4/9/1923
Place of BirthGRAND COUNTY
Colorado Home TownGRAND
Date of Death
Place of DeathPo Valley - Italy
Place of BurialArlington National Cemetary
CircumstancesKilled In Action
BiographyMember of the 10th Mountain Division. Due to his excellent physical condition he was asked to run to a troop coming up a hill behind his troop to deliver a message as there was radio interference. He was shot in the chest almost immediately. He got up and ran approximately 200 yards, delivered the vital message and collasped dead. He was awared a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
InscriptionPanel: 10, Column: 2, Row: 63
Added to Database6/11/2001
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