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In Memory of Perry L. Johnson

 
 
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 21, 1865.
 
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. The marker stands on the Bleckley County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 North 2nd Street, Cochran GA 31014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
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shouting distance of this marker); Bleckley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cochran Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of Education in Cochran (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Cochran (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uchee Path (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cochran.
 
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022