Obituary, Virgil E. (Tiny) Johnston

Virgil E. (Tiny) Johnston KILLED IN ACTION – S-2-C Rdm. V.E. (Tiny) Johnston was killed in action in the Pacific area, according to a telegram received recently by his brother, Ishmael Johnston who is now in the Army at Camp Hood. Johnston had been overseas two years and three months. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist church here. Reared in the State Home here, Johnston was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills for a number of years’ Surviving are two sisters Juanita McKenzie of Ohio and Bonita Johnston, Abilene, and a brother, Ishmael Johnston, U.S. Army. Details of how Seaman Johnston was killed have not been received here.
WWII Killed aboard USS Franklin off Leyte, 1944

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