Headstone Inscription and Interment Record

Thomas Johnson- Internment Record.jpeg

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Title

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record

Alternative Title

Inscription and Interment Record

Subject

World War II--1936-1945

Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone inscription and interment record for Private First Class Thomas Johnson (1911-1944). Johnson grew up on a farm in Baker County, Florida, as the eldest of five children. On February 19, 1941, Johnson entered the service at Camp Blanding, and was later assigned to the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division. The unit went overseas in June 1943, beginning in North Africa, traveling through Italy and into France. In late August 1944, as part of Operation Dragoon, the 45th retreated further north into France, paralleling the Germans’ escape route. On August 29, 1944, Johnson passed away due to an abdominal injury from artillery shells. He rests in the Rhone American Cemetery.

The Florida-France Soldier Stories Project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work

Creator

United States Army

Source

Digital reproduction of original typewritten headstone inscription and interment record.

Date Created

ca. 1944

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Image

Format

image/jpg

Extent

346KB

Medium

1 typewritten headstone inscription and interment record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

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Contributing Project

Florida-France Soldier Stories Project

Curator

Dettman, Samantha

Citation

United States Army, “Headstone Inscription and Interment Record,” RICHES, accessed April 12, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11246.

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