Harry Lester Johnston
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Harry L. Johnston was born in Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on August 31, 1925.
He was drafted into the Army on
November 1, 1943 at Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. His home of
was listed as Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as
Unskilled nonprocess occupations in manufacturing. He had completed two years of
High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
He began service in the European Theater of Operations on June 1, 1944.
Sergeant Johnston was killed in
action in Germany on September 16, 1944 , near the town of
during the 22nd Infantry's first penetration into Germany.
He was awarded the Bronze Star
Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 75,
dated 17 October 1944.
Harry L. Johnston was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Pennsylvania.
Bradford County Memorial Park
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