Alton T. Johnson
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 14284653
Killed in Action
Died September 18, 1950 in Korea
Private First Class Johnson was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 18, 1950. Private First Class Johnson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
My uncle, Alton Thomas (Tommy) Johnson, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was KIA in the Korean War. He served with the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army. He arrived in Pusan, Korea on August 26, 1950 and was killed on September 18, 1950 near Mt Sobuk-san. He was 19 years old. He is a recipient of the Silver Star. I wish I could have met him. I am honored to be his niece.
M. L. Johnson
JOHNSON, ALTON T
PFC 25 INF DIV USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/27/1931
DATE OF DEATH: 09/18/1950
BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 4386
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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