Howard Lonnie Johnson
Submitted by: Chris Mulholland
Howard Lonnie Johnson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1918-1918.
Howard Lonnie Johnson was born on November 24th, 1897 in the Berkley section of Chesapeake as the fourth of eight children. He was working as a painter in South Norfolk in 1918 when he registered for the draft and was sent to Camp Lee for training as a Private with Company D, 19th Battalion, Infantry Reserve Training Center (IRTC). He died there on October 5th, 1918 of influenza and is buried in Riverside Memorial Park in Norfolk.
The inscription on his tombstone reads, “Our Soldier Boy”