Earl Johnson (Baseball)

Earl Johnson (Baseball)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Earl Johnson, (born on April 2, 1919, in Redmond, Washington) was a World War II veteran. He was also a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Johnson, who was nicknamed the "smiling Swedish southpaw," had a brother Chet who also pitched in the major leagues for the Saint Louis Browns.Earl Johnson was also famous for being a World War II veteran, having served with the Army 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He enlisted in December 1941 and during that time he was awarded a Silver and Bronze Star and was commissioned a lieutenant.On the bronze star it read: On September 30, 1944, in Germany, during heavy concentration of hostile fire, a friendly truck was struck by an enemy shell and had to be abandoned. The fact that the vehicle contained vital radio equipment made it imperative that it be recovered before falling into enemy hands. Sergeant Earl Johnson and several other members of his unit were assigned to this hazardous mission.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135797255
  • 9786135797251