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Johnson, John Monroe

Date of birth:
May 5th, 1878 (Marion/South Carolina, United States)
Date of death:
July 1st, 1964 (Marion/South Carolina, United States)
American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Office of Defense Transportation, U.S. Government
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1946
"JOHN MONROE JOHNSON, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as Director of the Office of Defense Transportation. His broad experience and understanding of transportation problems were of inestimable value to both the armed forces of the Nation and its transportation agencies, when transportation was more vital to the war effort than in any previous war. The soundness of his concept of the problem and his policies were of immeasurable assistance to the Nation in satisfactorily handling the movements of personnel and materials, in numbers and volume without parallel in history. His ability, his industry and his untiring devotion to duty were of incalculable benefit to the war effort of the Nation."
Medal for Merit