Army Badge
  • Name: Wilho Alfred Johnson
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1923
  • Date of Death: October 13, 1991
  • Parents: Edward J. Johnson & Emma (Jamback) Johnson
  • High School and Class: 1942 Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 19, 1946
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Wilho Alfred Johnson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 14, 1923
    Birth Place: Trout Lake, Itasca, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Trout Lake Township, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Helping on farm at home of father, Edward Johnson, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 130
    Height: 5-4
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Edward Johnson, Route 1, Bovey, Minnesota

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Wilho A. Johnson
    Birth Year: 1923
    Race: White, citizen
    Nativity State or country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: April 19, 1946
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: General farmer
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 66
    Weight: 666

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Wilho Johnson worked for 37 years for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of Bovey Moose Lodge No. 1061 and the Taconite American Legion.

    Wilho died in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 1, Lot 3). He is survived by two brothers, John A. and Franz; and five sisters, Margaret (Howard) Johnson, Lila Ahlgren, Teckla Koski, Alice (William) Niemi, and Viola (John) Nylund.

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