Nebraska Authors

James William Johnston

AKA: Jim Johnston

Born 1922-12-13 Adair County, KY (USA)

Died 2009-03-27
Imperial, NE (USA)

Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Wauneta, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Military History; World War II; Autobiography


Graduated, 1941, Wauneta High School, Wauneta, NE


United State Marine Corps: 1942-1945
Retail sales of war surplus
Oil exploration industry
Johnston Real Estate, Wauneta, NE: 1963-1992


Class valedictorian, 1941, Wauneta High School, Wauneta, NE
Served with the Marine Corps in four Pacific campaigns: Eastern New‚ÄąGuinea, New Britian, Peleliu and Okinawa
Awarded Medals for service in Marine Corps: Combat action ribbon, two Purple Hearts and the Navy Commendation Medal.


The Long Road of War. A Marine's Story of Pacific Combat. 1998.

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