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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
General
Service Years
1933 - 1968
MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
Home State
North Dakota
General

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award


Location
North Dakota
Sep 24, 1983
Service to 1968
Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
Rank
General
Location
Pentagon - District Of Columbia
MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
Comments
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General
1964 - 1968
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Army Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, performs exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Army Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, performs exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
Rank
Lieutenant General
Location
Pentagon - District Of Columbia
MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
Comments
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Lieutenant General
1963 - 1964
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
Rank
Major General
Location
Pentagon - District Of Columbia
Comments
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Major General
1963 - 1963
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Rank
Major General
Location
Fort Leavenworth - Kansas
MOS
2500-School Commandant
Comments
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Major General
1960 - 1963
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1962
Central Army Group (CENTAG)
Central Army Group (CENTAG)
Rank
Major General
Location
Heidelberg - Germany
MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
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Major General
1959 - 1960
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1960
US Army Europe (USAREUR)
US Army Europe (USAREUR)
Rank
Major General
Location
Heidelberg - Germany
MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
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Major General
1959 - 1959
HQ, 7th Army
HQ, 7th Army
Rank
Major General
Location
Kaiserslautern - Germany
MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
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Major General
1957 - 1959
8th Infantry Division
8th Infantry Division
Rank
Brigadier General
Location
Bad Kreuznach - Germany
MOS
00GD-Commanding General (Deputy)
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Brigadier General
1956 - 1957
8th Infantry Division
8th Infantry Division
Rank
Brigadier General
Location
Fort Carson - Colorado
MOS
00GD-Commanding General (Deputy)
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Brigadier General
1956 - 1957
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1957
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
DA/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS)
Rank
Colonel
Location
Pentagon - District Of Columbia
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Colonel
1954 - 1955
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1955
National War College
National War College
Rank
Colonel
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Colonel
1952 - 1953
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
HQ Forces Command (FORSCOM)
HQ Forces Command (FORSCOM)
Rank
Colonel
Location
Fort Monroe - Virginia
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Colonel
1951 - 1952
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
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1952
I Corps (FWD), US Army Japan (USARJ)
I Corps (FWD), US Army Japan (USARJ)
Rank
Colonel
Location
Below Seoul, beyond Han River - Korea, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Colonel
1951 - 1951
8th US Cavalry
8th US Cavalry
Rank
Colonel
Location
Seoul to Han River Line - Korea, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Colonel
1950 - 1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
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1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
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1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1951
5th Cavalry
5th Cavalry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Pyongyang to Seoul - Korea, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Lieutenant Colonel
1950 - 1950
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Pusan Perimeter - Korea, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1950 - 1950
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Enroute to Pusan, Korea - United States
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Lieutenant Colonel
1950 - 1950
3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry
3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Fort Devens - Massachusetts
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1950 - 1950
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
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1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
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1950
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
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1950
Battle of Pusan Perimeter
Description
From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and eq
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People You Remember
LtCol Johnson took the 1st Prov Inf Bn to Korea, which became the 3rd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Cav Div.
Memories
The 3rd Bn, 8th Cav went into combat at Battle of Tabu-dong, where Johnson earnd DSC on 04 Sep 1950... More
1950 - 1950
Battle of Taejon
Description
The Battle of Taejon (14–21 July 1950) was an early battle of the Korean War, between American and North Korean forces. Forces of the United States Army attempted to defend the headquarters of the 24t... More
People You Remember
LtCol Johnson took the 1st Prov Inf Bn to Korea, which was renamed the 3rd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Cav Div ... More
1950 - 1950
Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
Description
MacArthur planned an amphibious landing at Inch' on, a port of the Yellow Sea 25 miles west of Seoul, to be followed by an advance to recapture the city and block North Korean troop movements and supp... More
People You Remember
Lt Col Johnson continued to command 3rd Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Cav div.
Memories
After the 1st Mar Div landed at Inchon, the 1st Cav Div, as part of Eight Army launched a break-out ... More
1950 - 1950
Battle of Pakchon
Description
The Battle of Pakchon (5 November 1950), also known as the Battle of Bochuan, took place ten days after the start of the Chinese First Phase Offensive, following the entry of the People's Volunteer Ar... More
Memories
The 1st Cav Div, with the attached Bristish 27 Brigade "leading" was moving north. Unbeknownst to L... More
1950 - 1950
Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)
Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1949 - 1949
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Fort Leavenworth - Kansas
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1947 - 1949
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Fort Leavenworth - Kansas
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1946 - 1947
Special Circumstances
Special Circumstances
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Various posts - United States
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Colonel
1946 - 1947
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1946
POW/MIA
POW/MIA
Rank
Colonel
Location
Various POW Camps - Pacific
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Colonel
1942 - 1945
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Comments
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1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Comments
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1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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Memories
When Lt Johnson was stationed in the 28th Infantry, in New York state, it became apparent that war w... More
1941 - 1945
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Prisoner of War Medal
Criteria
The Prisoner of War Medal commemorates military service as a prisoner of war. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, since April 5, 1917, has been or shall be taken prisoner or held capt... More
Comments
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1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Major
Location
Bataan - Philippines
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Major
1942 - 1942
57th Infantry Regiment
57th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Major
Location
Fort McKinley - Philippines
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Major
1941 - 1942
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
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1942
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
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1942
Battle of Trail 2
Description
Japanese struck again, through a gap held by I Corps. General Bluemel hastily organized a defense along Trail 2, consisting of 32nd Infantry, 41st Infantry and 51st Division reinforcements, in time to... More
Memories
On 4 January 1942, the 57th Infantry withdrew into the Bataan Peninsula on what became known as the ... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Points 22 January to 13 February 1942
Description
Battles were fought at the Lapay-Longoskawayan points the Quinawan-Aglaloma points, and at the Silalim-Anya. Out of the 2,000 Japanese troops committed to these battles, only 43 wounded returned to th... More
People You Remember
Following the relief of Colonel Clarke, the 57th Infantry suffered a series of COs, until Colonel Ed... More
Memories
Major Johnson was sent on special assignment to conduct a survey for the Sector Commander, BGen Clin... More
1942 - 1942
Bataan Death March
Description
The Bataan Death March (Filipino: Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan), which began on April 9, 1942, was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners... More
People You Remember
Major Johnson was appointed as commander of the 3rd Bn, 57th Inf. His unit was sent to shore up the... More
Memories
Major Johnson was one of the lucky few who survived the Bataan Death March and the subsequent confin... More
1942 - 1942
3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Captain
Location
Fort McKinley - Philippines
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Captain
1940 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
a. The ADSM was established by EO 8808, announced in War Department Bulletin 17, 1941. It is awarded for service between 8 September 1939 and 7 December 1941 under orders to active duty for a period o... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1940
HHC, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
HHC, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
Rank
Captain
Location
Fort Niagara - New York
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain
1938 - 1940
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
a. The ADSM was established by EO 8808, announced in War Department Bulletin 17, 1941. It is awarded for service between 8 September 1939 and 7 December 1941 under orders to active duty for a period o... More
Comments
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1939
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Fort Benning - Georgia
Comments
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First Lieutenant
1937 - 1938
HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)
HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Fort Snelling - Minnesota
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First Lieutenant
1933 - 1937
Service from 1933
US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
School
US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
1929

 
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