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Subject: Tuskegee Airman Theodore Johnson

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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 07:16:14am

Theodore Johnson, an Original WWII Tuskegee Airmen dies

SAN ANTONIO Theodore Johnson, who was an Original Tuskegee Airman and was among the last of the three living Tuskegee Airmen in San Antonio, passed away February 16.

He died on February 16th near his home on the East side. Johnson was a veteran of WWII and has now officially joined the Tuskegee Airmen Lonely Eagles.

He was known for his stories of his travels, assignments and personal encounters during his time in the military. Johnson was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Chapter.

Johnson was always willing to sign autographs, share his experiences and greet people at events around the city.

"I hear people say thank you for his service, and I get that from others, telling me thank you for your father's service," Muriel Johnson, Theodore Johnson's daughter said. "Thank your father for his service."

He was born March 22, 1924. He was inducted through selective services in 1943 and sent to Fort Benning, Georgia. After three days of processing, he was sent home for 21 days in reserve status until new recruits were accommodated.

When returning for active duty, he was sent to Saint Louis, Missouri Jefferson Barracks for basic training. He was then sent to a Replacement Depot in Fresno, California, and then Tenopah, Nevada and eventually Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

Easter Sunday, April 1944, he was sent on a nine day trip to Europe and went to Glasgow, Scotland. At the end of July, he was sent to Omaha Beach aboard a Landing Ship, Tank that went across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

From LeHavre, France, he returned to Boston on July 5, 1945. He then re-enlisted on January 26, 1946 and moved to many bases, finally ending up at Lockbourne Air Base, Ohio, which served as the post-war home of the Tuskegee Airmen until January 26, 1949.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 24th at 5 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, located at 811 S. W.W. White Road.

Mr. Johnson's funeral will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Tuesday, February 25 and he will be buried at FSH National Cemetery Wednesday, February 26.


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