Herman A. Johnson

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Herman A. Johnson (1916–2004) served during World War II as a Major with the Tuskegee Airman in the U.S. Army flying for the 99th-332nd and 477th Group.[1] His father was Henry Lincoln Johnson, who was a World War I hero and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Herman Archibald Johnson represented Kansas City, Missouri in the Missouri General Assembly, House of Representatives from 1968 to 1972. Herman A. Johnson served as President of the Kansas City, Missouri Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.[2]

It was discovered in 2015 that Henry Lincoln Johnson was not actually Herman Johnson's father.[3]


  1. ^ "Dole Institute: 'Memory Tent' heroes to feature diverse war stories". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 060713". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Army discovers sad surprise in family history of new Medal of Honor recipient Henry Johnson". Retrieved 2 June 2015.