Texas Military Forces
Hall of Honor
General Harry Hubbard Johnson, a 1917 graduate of Texas A&M College and
member of the first Officers' Training Camp held at Leon Springs, Texas
in 1917, served with distinction in two World Wars.
He served with the 141st Infantry of the 36th Infantry Division in World
War I, leaving active federal service as a first lieutenant. From 1920
to 1940 he served with the 124th Cavalry Regiment before assuming
command of the 112th Cavalry Regiment in October, 1941. During 1942 he
served as the commander of the 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments before
joining the First Cavalry Division in 1943.
In 1944 he was promoted to major general and placed in command of the 2d
Cavalry Division, the last mounted division in the United States Army.
With that unit he participated in the North Africa Campaign.
On June 5, 1944, he was appointed by President Roosevelt as the Military
Governor of Rome, the first Axis capitol to fall to the Allies. In
September, 1945 he was assigned as the Division Commander of the 93d
Infantry during the New Guinea-Philippines Campaign.
Following World War II General Johnson was appointed by President Truman
to serve as Director of the Hoof and Mouth Commission in the Republic of
Mexico. He retired from service with the U.S. Army Reserves in 1958.
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