Biography of Marion F. Johnson

CCCman, CC5-71323, Company 560, Camp F-160, Gold Center, Clarkia, Idaho & Camp P-216, Camp Las Posadas, Angwin, California

     My Dad Marion F. Johnson served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 10 June 1934 to 21 March 1935. He was in the 560th Company. He first saw service at Camp F-160, Gold Center, Clarkia, Idaho doing labor (B. R. Control) type of work which he explained was really keeping the brush under control to prevent forest fires. He has many pictures that he took while there and also had the thrill of going hunting for the first time where he bagged his first deer.

     Dad next saw service at Camp P-216, Las Posadas, Angwin, California doing Brush Gang work but he explained that they planted a lot of trees. His one wish was to go back some day and see how the trees had grown. Sadly he never made it.

     After giving it much thought he decided not to re-enlist and was discharged at Fort Knox, Kentucky the same place he was enrolled eight months earlier. My Dad really enjoyed his days in the CCC's. He saw new places, made life long friends and carried a lot of memories in his heart for years. His record of service is as follows:

     a. From 7-10-34 to 7-16-34, under War Dept. at Fort Knox, Kentucky

     Type of work Labor (Conditioning) *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     b. From 7-17-34 to 7-18-34, under War Dept. at Enroute to Clarkia, Idaho

     Type of work Traveling *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     c. From 7-19-34 to 10-14-34, under War Dept. at Camp F-160, Gold Center, Clarkia, Idaho.

     Type of work Labor (B. R. Control) *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     d. From 10-15-34 to 10-17-34, under War dept. at Enroute for Camp P-216, Angwin, Calif.

     Type of work Traveling *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     e. From 10-18-34 to 3-16-35, under War Dept. at Camp P-216, Las Posadas, Angwin, Calif.

     Type of work Brush Gang *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     f. From 3-17-35 to 3-21-35, under War Dept. at Enrout to Fort Knox, Kentucky

     Type of work Traveling *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     g. From 3-22-35 to 3-25-35, under War Dept. at Fort Knox, Kentucky

     Type of work Labor *Manner of performance Satisfactory.

     Discharged Mar 25 1935 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

     Transportation furnished from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Indianapolis, Indiana.

     J. E. Williams 2nd Lieut. , 11th Inf.

     Assistant Adjutant

----- Mary Johnson Shannon, daughter of Marion F. Johnson.

        walter5@noblestar. net

Christmas Menu Card, 1934, Cover, Menu Page, Camp and Project Staff and Enrollee Leaders, Company Roster, Text Compilation of all four pages, Marion F. Johnson, CCCman, CC5-71323, Company 560, Camp F-160, Gold Center, Clarkia, Idaho & Camp P-216, Camp Las Posadas, Angwin, California

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