PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1922 (Waterbury, CT) – December 8, 1941; 19 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Greenwood Avenue, Waterbury
Enlisted on April 23, 1941
Service number 11010756
64TH COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, BATTERY E

Private Johnson was the nephew of World War I Army Private David L. Fannick who was killed in action in 1918, and son of a Waterbury police detective.

Private Johnson was stationed at Fort Shafter, 5 miles east of Pearl Harbor. During the attack on December 7th, Private Johnson ran to his station and returned fire with anti-aircraft guns. He was wounded in the arm and died from those wounds.

Private Johnson is buried at Waterbury Hebrew Benefit Association Cemetery, 244 Stillson Road, Waterbury, CT; Plot V25, at the David L. Fannick Jewish War Veterans Post 91 Memorial.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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