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army officer

Gordon Johnston, American army officer. Decorated Congressional Medal of Honor for “extraordinary gallantry in action at Bud Dajo, Sulu, P.I.,” March 1906; Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France). Presbyn. Served Philippine Insurrection, Cuban occupation, on Mexican border, and with American Expeditionary Forces, in France.

Background

Johnston, Gordon was born on May 25, 1874 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of General Robert Daniel (C.S.A.) and Elizabeth Johnston (Evans) J.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1896. Honorary graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1903. Graduate General Staff College American Expeditionary Force, June 1918.

Career

Doctor Robert W. Johnson, May 25, 1904. Sergt. Company M, 2d Mississippi Infantry private Troop M, 1st United States Vol. Cavalry (Rough Riders), June 8-September 15, 1898, Spanish-American War.

Second in command Lieutenant 43d United States Infantry, August 17, 1899. Second lieutenant cavalry, August 5, 1901. Major N.A., August 21, 1917.

Lieutenant colonel, June 1918. Colonel, October 1918. Promoted through various grades in regular army lieutenant colonel, July 1, 1920.

Membership

Served Philippine Insurrection, Cuban occupation, on Mexican border, and with American Expeditionary Forces, in France.

Connections

Married Anna Julia, d.

father:
General Robert Daniel Johnston

spouse:
Anna Julia