Waterbury Honors First City Soldier Killed In WWII

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Waterbury has observed Memorial Day by honoring the city’s first soldier who was killed in World War II.

The Republican-American reports that city officials unveiled a plaque on Sunday honoring Pvt. Paul M. Johnson, a member of the Army’s Battery E, 64th Coast Artillery at Fort Shafter in Hawaii. He was wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and died the next day.

Johnson was 19.

The plaque honoring him will be displayed at Fulton Park, the area where he was raised.
Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com
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