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Gilbert Lester Johnson

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Born: July 30, 1920
Hometown: Albemarle County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 4, 1945
Died In: off Okinawa

S1C Johnson was aboard the USS Morrison when it was sunk by Japanese kamikazes. He and another 151 shipmates were lost at sea. Before the war, he was employed by DuPont in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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