Class of 1943

Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Johnnie Marshall

Pvt. Johnnie Marshall is now in the infantry at Fort Brady, Mich. He was inducted into the army in February.

Johnnie was born in Orlando 20 year ago and has lived for 12 years in Perry. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Marshall, 1307 Elm street.

He has taken all of his schooling in Perry schools. He was a member of the high school orchestra and played in a school swing band.

Johnnie William Marshall

December 27, 1922 – October 26, 1951

Services have been tentatively set for Tuesday in Perry for 2nd Lt. Johnnie William Marshall, 28, who was killed early Friday when a Santa Fe passenger train smashed into his automobile in dense fog at a crossing in Kileen, Texas.

The Perry officer was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 634th Armored Infantry battalion. Fort Hood authorities said Friday exact cause of the accident was not known.

Marshall was born in Perry Dec. 27, 1922. He was reared here and graduated from Perry high school in 1943. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 and served nearly three years as an Infantryman in World war II. He served in combat in the Pacific and held the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

After his discharge, he was employed in the mechanical department of The Perry Daily Journal. He worked in The Daily Journal plant until last September, when he was called back into active service with Company I, 179th Infantry, 45th division. Later he became separated from the Perry guard company and was sent to Fort Hood. He was to have been discharged from the Army in three months,.

He and his family had been living near Kileen, Texas, at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ladene Crockett; one daughter, Linda Kay and one son, Johnnie Delbert; his father, Del Marshall of Bruni, Texas; and his grandfather, J. F. Marshall of Pawnee.