Soldier Summary

Robert Colton Johnson

Military History

Rank: First Lieutenant (Topographical Officer)

Unit: United States. Army. Engineer Regiment, 310th. Company C.

Medals Awarded
  • Order of St. Anne
  • Order of St. Stanislaus
Residence1927Fond du Lac, WI
Bn. Adjutant10/1918
Birth09/21/1894St. Louis, MO
Discharged08/19/1919Camp Grand, Ill.

Malcolm K. Whyte papers, 1917-1926

The Polar Bear, vol. 3, no. 1 (Feb. 1927).

Jay H. Bonnell papers, 1918-1919

Engineers rosters, National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO

Note: Companies D, E, and F of the 310th Engineers were not members of the original Polar Bear Expedition, but they did attend Polar Bear reunions after the war.



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