Mr. Theodore Johnson
Mr. Theodore Johnson was born March 22, 1924 and attended
School Mobile from First Grade through High School graduating
from Dunbar High School June 6, 1941. He was inducted through
selective service in 1943 and sent to Fort Benning, GA. After three
days of processing and classified as general service, he was sent
home for 21 days in reserve status until new recruits could be
Upon returning for active duty, he was sent to St. Louis, MO,
Jefferson Barracks, for basic training. After training, he was sent to
a Replacement Depot at Fresno, CA followed by Tenopah, NV, and
on to Camp Kilmer, NJ.
On Easter Sunday, April 1944, he was sent on a nine-day voyage to
Europe and debarked at Glasgow, Scotland. His group boarded a
train to Bristol Area for three weeks and on to the Canterbury area.
At the end of July, he was sent to Omaha Beach on an LST
(Landing Ship, Tank) journeying across France, Belgium, Holland,
He departed from LeHavre, France and returned to Boston, MA
5-July 1945. He then re-enlisted January 26, 1946 and moved to
many bases finally ending up at Lockbourne until January 26, 1949.
Mr. Johnson currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.