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  • Repository: Rutgers University Archives X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945. X
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Identifier: R-MC 137

Abstract: A student at Rutgers University in 1940, Franklyn Johnson was involved in myriad organizations and groups on campus in addition to becoming a captain in the Rutgers ROTC in 1942. Shortly after completing his training, Johnson joined the famed Big Red One 1st Infantry Division overseas where he saw combat in Algeria, Tunisia, and Sicily before landing with the first wave on Omaha Beach in the invasion of Normandy. Eventually being wounded and captured behind enemy lines, Johnsons spent...