Monday, May 27, 2013

Howard Johnson, the Packers' Only WWII Casualty

On this Memorial Day, when we remember the soldiers and sailors who fell in battle, I'd like to offer the story of Howard "Smiley" Johnson, the only active Green Bay Packer to die wearing his country's uniform.

Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps following Pearl Harbor and was killed in action on Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945.

The indispensible Packerville, U.S.A. did an excellent write-up on Johnson several years ago - check it out here.

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