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In Memory of Perry L. Johnson

 
 
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
1. In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker
Inscription. July 21, 1908 – October 8, 1986

In memory of Perry L. Johnson, of Bleckley County, Georgia who at age 36 while serving as a Corporal in the United States Army during WW II, single handedly captured fifteen German soldiers at St. Malo, France on August 10, 1944. His extraordinary heroism displayed courage in the face of enemy fire. His conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.
 
Location. 32° 23.25′ N, 83° 21.317′ W. Marker is in Cochran, Georgia, in Bleckley County. Marker is on North 2nd Street (Business U.S. 23) 0 miles east of Cherry Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands on the Bleckley County Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 North 2nd Street, Cochran GA 31014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucian A. Whipple (within shouting distance of this marker); Bleckley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Uchee Path
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
2. In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Hartford (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cochran.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
3. In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker
The Bleckley County Courthouse is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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