Robert Johnson - 2nd Lieutenant

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Oct 13, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Ireton, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: East Wall (Middle Panel)


Second Lieutenant Robert Samuel Johnson was the son of Mr. Donald G. Johnson. He grew up in Ireton, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College in 1914 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Robert enlisted in the Navy in April, 1917 and was assigned to the Civil Engineers Corps as a second lieutenant. He was loaned to the Canadian government to help build hydroplane bases on the eastern coast.

He died, possibly from influenza, on October 13, 1918.