I arrived into this world on February 28, 1923, at the McPherson County Hospital, McPherson, Kansas. I was the third of six children born to Arthur Theodore and Ida Caroline (Nelson) Johnson.
Our second stay on the Philippine Islands was about complete, and we were expecting to soon move forward making some major landings. A Special radio broadcast was received and announced that the war was over in the European Theater. To our happiness the war was soon over in the Pacific Theater, and after a few months, and when the Army point system permitted, our battalion mainly as a group, headed back to the states, rather then to Japan. I was low on points so I remained back at camp a month or two longer. I received my discharge from the Army in January 1946.
Since my second year of teaching, I have lived and operated a farm in the community where I was born and raised.
Burial will be held at New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery McPherson, Kansas. Military honors will provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and the American Legion Post 24 both of McPherson.