Army Badge
  • Name: Eino Everett Johnson
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 14, 1921
  • Date of Death: KIA - October 7, 1944
  • Parents: J. Emil Johnson & Emilja (Kukkala) Johnson
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Eino Everett Johnson
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: May 14, 1921
    Birth Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Trout Lake, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: J. Emil Johnson, Blackberry, Minnesota
    Weight: 143
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: J. Emil Johnson, Blackberry, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - November 16, 1944 - "EINO JOHNSON KILLED IN BATTLE IN ITALY - Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson of Trout Lake township were notified November 7 by the War Department of the death of their son, Eino, who had fallen on an Italian battle front. No letter of explanation has as yet arrived.
    Eino Everett Johnson was born May 14, 1921 in Trout Lake, where he grew up and attended school. About two years ago he entered the army. He was stationed in several camps in the United States, having been in Camp Carson, Colorado, immediately before going overseas.
    Surviving, besides his parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Ailie Backlund of Nashwauk, Mrs. Aliina Kujala of Sand Lake, Mrs. Anna Olson of Grand Rapids, and Alice at home; and four brothers, Richard, Alexander, and Karlo, all of Bovey or vicinity, and Waino in the army, and who is now home on furlough.
    Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Eino Tuori at the Trout Lake Finnish Lutheran church next Sunday, beginning at 1:30."

    Newspaper article: Itasca County Independent, Grand Rapids, Minnesota - November 9, 1944:
    Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were advised last Friday that their son, Eino, was missing in action, after a campaign in Italy on October 7. On Tuesday of this week they received the second telegram from the war department, advising them their son had been killed in action on October . He was an infantryman, member of the 351st division of General Mark Clark's Fifth Army. The youth had been in the service about 25 months. He had been overseas only six months, stationed for a short time in Africa before his assignment to duty with the infantry in Italy.
    Private Johnson was 23 years old. He was born at Trout Lake May 14, 1921, and prior to his enlistment had been a mine worker. He has a brother in the service, Pvt. Waino Johnson, who joined in June of this year. He is in the infantry and is stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas.

    Eino E. Johnson is buried in Florence American Cemetery, Italy (Block H, Row 5, Grave 5).

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    World War II

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