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Parents, Thomas & Jessie Johnston
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8/31/1942 – 1946
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Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Gold Star
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Biography coming soon.
It took all of us–Army, Navy, everybody–to win that war. We lost a lot of good friends, but we finally got it done. And I’m a lucky guy to be alive, I know that.
On Iwo, I caught a piece of shrapnel, you know… an inch here or there, I’m dead. Knocked my teeth out, these are all a plate. Just wasn’t my turn to go, I guess. Got shot in my leg on Saipan. I’m a very fortunate man. And grateful. Grateful that I’m alive.
– Bob Johnston, interview with the author, August 2015.