Harold Irving Johnston
Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
The headstones are quiet now, but the inscription echoes the chaos of war.
U.S. Army Sargent Johnston (then Private First Class), Company A, 356th Infantry, 9th Division was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 9, 1918, near Pouilly, France.
When his command needed information on the enemy’s location, he and another soldier volunteered to swim across the river on a reconnaissance mission. They completed the mission while under heavy enemy fire. He was so exhausted upon his return that he had to be pulled from the water.
Courage under fire.
Canon 5D Mark II EF 28-105mm f/4L--image post in Aperture 3.6.