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General Harold K. Johnson receiving Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider award, Fargo, N.D.
General Harold K. Johnson receiving Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider award, Fargo, N.D.
TitleGeneral Harold K. Johnson receiving Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider award, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1965-04-23
DescriptionGeneral Harold K. Johnson receives the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in Fargo. The general and a woman, likely his wife, hold on to the parchment, while a third man holds a plaque with a bust of Roosevelt. Governor William L. Guy looks on.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Awards and ceremonies
People
Politics & Government
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Generals
Awards
Governors
Subject (LCSH)Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award
Personal NameGuy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-
Johnson, Harold K. (Harold Keith), 1912-1983
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Governor (1961-1973 : Guy)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number11078-3790
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA professional soldier, who became Chief of Staff of the United States Army in 1965, General Harold Johnson was the youngest man to hold the position since General Douglas MacArthur. Johnson was born in Bowesmont, North Dakota, in 1912. He graduated from Grafton High School in 1929, and West Point Military Academy in 1933. Captain Johnson was operations officer for the 57th Infantry in Manila, prior to the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan. The 57th was ordered to Bataan where the Japanese were engaged. Johnson was promoted to major and then lieutenant colonel and given command of the battalion. After a surrender to the superior Japanese force, Johnson and the 57th were forced on the Bataan Death March, which claimed 8,150 prisoners. Johnson saw combat again in Korea, emerging from the conflict a full colonel. In 1956, he was made a brigadier general. In 1957, Johnson was named Chief of Staff of the US Seventh Army in Germany. General Johnson was chosen Chief of Staff to NATO's Central Army Group in West Germany in 1959. In 1964, General Johnson was named Chief of Staff of the US Army and was awarded his fourth star.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDemocratic NPL Party Records Mss 11078
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11078-3790)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh110783790
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