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JOHNSON Colonel ELLIOTT McCLINTOCK JOHNSON, SR., Ph.D. Entered this life on January 21, 1917, as the second child and oldest boy of nine children born to Reverend Elliott Freeman Johnson and Marian Rebecca Leake Johnson. Col. Johnson departed this life February 27, 2013. While both of Elliott's parents were educators, his father was also an A.M.E. minister, who served as Secretary of the Piedmont Annual Conference for 25 years. By the age of 15, Elliott had graduated from Allen University, in Columbia, South Carolina. Elliott went on to attend South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, from which he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1936, at the age of 19. In 1941, Elliott was drafted into the United States Army. Upon completing boot camp, Elliott was one of three soldiers chosen to be the first African-Americans from South Carolina ever to attend Officer's Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. After receiving his commission, Elliott went on to serve with honor in the European theater. In addition to serving in the Army during World War II, Elliott's military career included serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Elliott also mentored a number of young Officers while teaching Military Science at Howard and Prairie View Universities. During his service in the Army, Elliott received numerous medals and awards, including a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. After achieving the rank of Colonel, Elliott retired from the Army in 1971. In 1972, Elliott went back to Howard University where his various positions included Associate Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health, and Vice President of Academic Affairs. In addition, Elliott earned and received his Doctoral degree in Public Administration, from American University, in 1974. Elliott retired from Howard University in 1988. Viewing will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. until Homegoing Service, 11 a.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date with Full Military Honors. Services entrusted to McGUIRE. www.mcguire-services.comwww.mcguire-services.com
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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 10, 2013