Dave Johnson May, 1942

Dave Johnson
May, 1942

My father was 25 when he was killed in WWII.  I knew him only through the letter he wrote from Camp Lucky Strike on the north coast of France in the winter of ’45 to welcome me into the world.  The love in that letter lived inside of me until I began to search for him several years ago.  During the search I visited Luxembourg where his name is engraved on the Wall of Missing.  Now there is a marker with his name and the dates of his short life at Arlington Cemetery.

 

Susan and Margery, February 1945

 

 

Lt. Johnson Camp Lucky Strike, France

Lt. Johnson
Camp Lucky Strike, France – February 1945

 

Susan at the Wall of Missing - Luxembourg

Susan at the Wall of Missing – Luxembourg

Susan at  Arlington Cemetery

Susan and her father’s marker
Arlington Cemetery