Harry Warren Johnson
West Point, 1956
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Joseph R. Barkley on April 25, 2018:
"Gus" Johnson was a unique person; very smart, very personable when you got to know him, and as my son described him, "a great guy."
"Captain Johnson" taught Economics and he was good at the theory and practice. I remember him as "P" in 1964 and 1965.
Imagine my shock when upon moving to Newtown, PA after leaving the army in 1980 I found myself invited to dinner at his home in Newtown. I told my wife, who had become quick friends with Ellen that "I was not going to dinner with some old f--- grad, P."
Well I did go, and we became fast friends and shared a lot of good times and parties in Newtown. My family and I were frequent guest in the Johnson home, and especially at Thanksgiving when all the kids came home for the holidays.
Gus was always funny, and smart, and gracious.
I was just shocked to learn of his death. He kept it so quiet. He did not seem to want anyone to know that he had slipped away, almost as if he wanted us to think he had somehow found a way to avoid death too.
"Be thou at Peace," Gus. "Well Done."
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