Paul C. Johnson

Private Paul C. Johnson has been wounded in action in the Mediterranean area, a War Department casualty list disclosed last night. He is the son of Mrs. Carrie Johnson, 402 1/2 Water Street.

Private Johnson left the United States in mid-January 1943 and received his training at Camp Forrest, TN; Camp Edwards, MS; and Fort Bragg, NC.

Awarded Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal
Private First Class Paul C. Johnson, who is spending a ten-day furlough at the home of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, 1405 Altoona Avenue, has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Wounded at the Anzio Beachhead, Private First Class Johnson participated in the Sicilian Campaign. He arrived in Africa on January 14 and became a member of the Engineer Battalion of the Third Division of the Fifth Army.

He will report back to the Schick General Hospital, Clinton, IA for further treatment.

Staff Sergeant Victor W. Johnson, son of Mrs. Carrie Johnson, is stationed at an Air Depot Repair Base in England, where he is a member of the Stock Control Section of the Supply Division, which procures supplies and parts necessary to keep the heavy bombers of the Eighth Air Force flying. 

He graduated from Colfax High School and entered the Army on August 26, 1942. He has been stationed in the European Theater of Operations 10 months. 

A brother, Paul, was wounded in the Mediterranean Theater and is now recuperating at the Schick General Hospital, Clinton, IA. Sergeant Johnson's wife, Mrs. Kathryn M. Johnson, resides at 1405 Altoona Avenue.