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Mervin Milford Johnson 1910-1945

JOHNSON, BURT

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/22/2015 at 00:51:41

Armstrong and Emmetsburg Men Fatalities
One Dies in Luzon, Other in France
War deaths of two men well known in this locality have become known here. Pfc. Mervin M. Johnson of Armstrong was killed in action in the Philippines and Capt. Kenneth Davidson of Ememtsburg died from a heart attack in France.

Pfc. Mervin M. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Armstrong was killed in action Feb. 27 on Luzon, according to a telegram from the war department received by the Johnson family Tuesday.

Private Johnson entered service April 28, 1942, and went overseas in July, 1943. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 26, 1945)

Milford Johnson Memorial Rites on Next Sunday
Mervin Johnson Memorial Rites Held on Sunday
Memorial services for Pfc. Mervin Milford Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Armstrong, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Nazareth Lutheran church at Armstrong.

Private Johnson, 35, was killed in action Feb. 27, 1945, on Luzon island in the Philippines. He was born Sept. 2, 1910 near Armstrong and was baptized and confirmed in the Nazareth Lutheran church. Prior to entering the armed services he lived in and around the Armstrong community farming with his father.

On April 28, 1942, he was inducted at Des Moines and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. From there he was sent to Camp San Luis-Obispo, Calif. Private Johnson had two furloughs, one from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and the second while stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo in the latter part of June, 1943.

From California he was sent to Hawaii, then to New Guinea and from there to Luzon Island, where he was killed in action with Company B, 63rd infantry.

Program Arranged
He is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Alva Burt, a niece, Marilyn, and other relatives.

A service program has been arranged for Sunday as follows;

Prelude by Mrs. Richard Krumm. The hymn “Rock of Ages” will then be sung by the congregation, after which there will be reading of the scripture and a memorial prayer. A selection, “Face to Face”, will be sung by the Nazareth quartet and will be followed by a reading of Private Johnson’s obituary.

Rev. Hinderaker to Preach
“The Untroubled Heart” has been chosen as the sermon theme and will be given by the Rev. L. G. Hinderaker. The sermon will be followed by the selection “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” by the Nazareth quartet. Announcement of memorials will be made, and the American Legion will present a flag to the Johnson family.

The memorial service will close with the singing by the congregation of “God Bless Our Men,” sounding of taps and benediction. Mrs. Richard Krumm will play the postlude. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, June 1, 1945)

Mervin Johnson Memorial Rites Held on Sunday
Memorial services for Pfc. Mervin Milford Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Armstrong, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Nazareth Lutheran church at Armstrong.

Private Johnson, 35, was killed in action Feb. 27, 1945, on Luzon island in the Philippines. He was born Sept. 2, 1910 near Armstrong and was baptized and confirmed in the Nazareth Lutheran church. Prior to entering the armed services he lived in and around the Armstrong community farming with his father.

On April 28, 1942, he was inducted at Des Moines and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. From there he was sent to Camp San Luis-Obispo, Calif. Private Johnson had two furloughs, one from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and the second while stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo in the latter part of June, 1943.

From California he was sent to Hawaii, then to New Guinea and from there to Luzon Island, where he was killed in action with Company B, 63rd infantry. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, June 7, 1945)


 

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