Man of the Year: The Saga of Private Reuben Johnson
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Copyright: © 2020 Ian Kurtz. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This manuscript investigates a long forgotten American hero. Although Americans are no doubt familiar with prominent military names such as Audie Murphy, or Generals Eisenhower and MacArthur, amidst millions of unrecognized American veterans who contributed significantly to history. American Army Private First-Class Reuben L. Johnson came from humble beginnings and served his country heroically in the first world war. Many times, such stories are lost to history. Today, due to the tremendous power of the internet, we can finally learn the stories of obscure veterans such as Reuben.
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- World War I
- U.S. Army
- Unsung Heroes