Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building
Walter M. Johnson
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1903, General Johnson graduated for the U.S Military Academy with the class of 1927. Stationed at Fort Missoula in the 1930's, he supervised many improvements at the post which remain today. During World War II he commanded the 117th Infantry Regiment during the Normandy Campaign. The 117th played a key role in the capture of St. Lô, France at a critical point in the Allied drive towards Paris. His leadership resulted in the awarding of two unit citations to his regiment.
Retiring from the U.S. Army in 1957, General Johnson lived in Missoula, Montana until his death in June, 1997.
Erected 2001 by Northern Rockies Heritage Center.
Location. 46° 50.509′ N, 114° 3.519′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker can be reached from Fort Missoula Road near C Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula MT 59804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Post Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Parade Grounds (a few steps from this marker); T-1 Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 1877 Fort Missoula Officers' Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missoula's First Flight (about 400 feet away); Fort Missoula Officer's Row (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Missoula.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.