Born 16 April 1919
Enlisted on July 12, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died of wounds 30 March 1945
Buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
36th Armored Infantry Regiment, Company I
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, April 19, 1945
Six-foot-two-inch Kenneth Hackney, 18, was wiping away his tears with a bandanna handkerchief today when he came to The News-Sentinel to find out “Can the new President help me ge tinto the Army right away?” “We just got word my uncle was killed in Germany,” the towering young man explained. “My noc. 3 Draft Board tells me they can’t send me until the middle of May.
“But I want to get there with a gun before Germany slides out. Or else I’ll just have to takei t out on the Japs.
“My uncle,” said young Hackney, talking with difficulty,” was one damn good fellow. I was crazy about him. He lived next door to our house at 223 South Leslie and he was always looking out for me. Encouraging me about getting home early at night and things like that.”
The Knoxville Journal, December 8, 1948
T/5 Arthur E. Johnson, age 26, of 223 South Leslie Street, was killed in action in Germany, March 30, 1945. He served in the 36th Armored Infantry Division, Third Army. Sirvivors: wife, Mrs. Stella Yoder Johnson; sons, Arthur Ronold, both of Knoxville; Edward Jerome and J. arren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Johnson; sisters, Mrs. Frances Gibson, Mary Sue and Nadine Johnson; brothers, Reed and Roy Johnson, all of Englewood, Tenn.
- Rank: Technician 5th Class
- Date of birth: 16 April 1919
- Date of death: 30 March 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 36th Armored Infantry Regiment
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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