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James E Johnson

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Re: James E Johnson

Posted: 3 Jul 2011 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson
The Idaho State Journal (Ancestry.com) for Dec. 5, 1951 has a front page article in which James's father, John D. Johnson, 762 Ebony, Pocatello, was notified Jan. 1, 1950 that his son was missing in action in Korea, and nothing had been heard since that time. There is a photo of James with a sister, Mrs. Edwin Hanke, 816 North Garfield, Pocatello. Another article on Dec. 26, 1951, states that James was not on a POW list ust released by North Korea. An article on Dec 4, 1951, gave James's wife's name as Mary Jeanne Johnson of Salisbury, Maryland, and listed a daughter, Stephanie, 15 months old, born 5 days before her father left for Korea. His mother was listed as Juanita Hart, then living in San Diego. James's father was a Marine veteran of WWII and a chef at Fred's Restaurant in Pocatello at the time of the articles. A Medal of Honor listing gives James's middle name as Edmund. James was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on March 29, 1954; his widow, then listed as residing at 2010 Third St., NE, Washington, D/C. accepted the medalfrom the Seretary of the Navy in a Pentagon ceremony. The father was listed as deceased at that time. An Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pocatello was named in James's honor in 1963. His stepmother, Mrs. Gladys Johnson, Mount Vernon, Washington, unveiled the plaque honoring him.
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chrised152 3 Jul 2011 10:00PM GMT 
jdamewood 4 Jul 2011 12:23AM GMT 
chrised152 4 Jul 2011 11:51AM GMT 
RBestrom7380 7 Jul 2011 7:07AM GMT 
chrised152 7 Jul 2011 12:32PM GMT 
nobleday 8 Jul 2011 6:32PM GMT 
Jdrope61 15 Aug 2011 3:47AM GMT 
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