JAMES A. JOHNSON Major General, US Army (Ret.)

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Major General, US Army (Ret.)

Died on July 20, 2016, at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital at age 92. He was a highly decorated officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers, whose numerous awards and decorations also included two Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantryman''s Badge, and Parachute Badge. He served as the Commanding General of Fort Belvoir and the North Atlantic Division Engineer before retirement in 1980 as the Deputy Chief of Engineers. His parents were Martinus and Sofie Johnson of Stoughton, Wisconsin. He was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his brother, Martin; his loving wife of 66 years, Kathleen Smith Johnson; his daughter, Pamela J. Meister and husband, Stephen Meister; son, James A. Johnson, Jr. and partner, Frank Spencer; son, Mark T. Johnson and wife, Moyo S. Johnson and son, Stephen V. Johnsen; grandson, Sean Johnson and wife, Kyara; and granddaughters Alissa-Marie, Leina-Mei and Marika-Kei. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He possessed a keen intelligence and great sense of humor. He loved his family, his Norwegian heritage, the Army, West Point, and Fort Belvoir. A memorial service will be held on August 5 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir Chapel, followed by a reception at the Officers'' Club.

Published in The Washington Post from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2016
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