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date: 18 October 2019

Johnson, Harold Keithlocked

(22 February 1912–24 September 1983)
  • John Kennedy Ohl

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Johnson, Harold Keith (22 February 1912–24 September 1983), army officer, was born in Bowesmont, North Dakota, the son of Harold Johnson, a lumberman, and Edna Thompson. Upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1933, Johnson was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to the Third Infantry Regiment at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. In 1935 he married Dorothy Rennix; they had three children. Promoted to first lieutenant on 13 June 1936, he was from 1937 to 1938 a student at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and from 1938 to 1940 he served with the Twenty-eighth Infantry Regiment at Fort Niagara, New York. In the summer of 1940 Johnson, who was promoted to captain later that year, was assigned to the Fifty-seventh Infantry Regiment, which was stationed at Fort William McKinley in the Philippine Islands and consisted of U.S. officers and Filipino enlisted men....

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