The Cumberland News (Cumberland, Maryland) 17 July 1968 Page 12

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The Cumberland News (Cumberland, Maryland) 17 July 1968 Page 12 - be h e and C a i n o l d the trio, ex- fed at...
be h e and C a i n o l d the trio, ex- fed at Area Officer is Killed In Korea A Berkeley Springs resident ierving with the Army in was killed in an exchange, of gunfire between two American patrols near the demilitarized zone last week. A U.S. military spokesman said the two night patrols, ihinking the other was a North Korean unit, became embroiled in a short fire fight July 10. 1st. Lt. Richard M. Johnson, 25, of Berkeley Springs, leader of one of the patrols, was killed. There were no other casualties. Lt. Johnson was born January 17, 1945 in Elkins, a son of Richard M. and 'Ann (Cham- bers) Johnson, now of Berkeley Springs. He graduated in 1962 from Berkeley Springs High School and in 1966 from West Virginia University. .He was commissioned second lieuten- ant, Infantry, after his gradua- tion from -WVU, At the time of h'is'dealh, Johnson was assigned to the 38th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division, o~ne of U. S. units'stationed along the demilitarized line between North and South Korea. Lt. Johnson is also survived by his widow, Jane (Howery) Johnson;' one., sister, Miss · Johnson; two brothers, John and David C. Johnson, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. non Johnson, all of Berkeley Springs. ' The body:will be returned the Hunter Funeral Home

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