Cochran in Bleckley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In Memory of Perry L. Johnson
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 9 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. WhippleBleckley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Uchee Path (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); The 1812 Soldiers (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cochran.
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 511 times since then and 6 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.