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Man of the Year: The Saga of Private Reuben Johnson

Ian Kurtz1
  • 1 University of New Haven, United States
Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 16 No. 1, 2020, 147-150


Submitted On: 14 June 2020 Published On: 7 September 2020

How to Cite: Kurtz, I. (2020). Man of the Year: The Saga of Private Reuben Johnson. Journal of Social Sciences, 16(1), 147-150.


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
  • Veterans
  • Unsung Heroes