Sergeant Harold I. Johnston was born March 9, 1892 at Kendell, Kansas. During World War I he served in Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division.
His moment came near Pouilly, France, on November 9, 1918. Then still a Private First Class, Johnston swam the Meuse River to secure information about the location of the enemy. This he accomplished in spite of drawing heavy fire from the enemy. Having succeeded in his mission, he swam back across the river, again under heavy fire.
Johnston died August 28, 1949, and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery at Denver.
For a little more information about Sergeant Johnston, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_I._Johnston