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First Name: Frank

Last Name: Johnston

Birthplace: Parker Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Denton, TX

Date of Birth: 17 June 1898

Date of Death: 27 December 1951

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1917-1919
Frank Johnston

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Frank Johnston

Corporal, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Frank Johnston (ASN: 1491261), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, 8 October 1918.
After his company had been thrown into confusion by running into its own artillery barrage, Corporal Johnston reorganized a large part of the company and continued the advance. His command was again separated by a barrage of enemy artillery fire, but he continued with that portion of the company left under his control until he was twice wounded and carried to the rear.

On 3 April 1919 awarded the Italian Croce di Guerra.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315969   Created by: drjones46




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