From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Johnson, Lula Mae

(born: April 8, 1918  -  died: February 1, 1984) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

June 13, 1944

Active Duty Exit

December 20, 1945

Exit Rank

Private First Class

Awards & Decorations

Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal


Lula M. Johnson, from Lexington, KY, enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her enlistment record in Ancestry and the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was employed at the Good Samaritan Hospital before enlisting; after her enlistment she served as a Pfc with the 4th W. A. C. Hospital Company.

Lula M. Johnson was the daughter of Lee E. and Mary E. Johnson. The family is enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census. Lula Mae Johnson died in Lexington in 1984 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery. 

Source: "Joins Wac," The Lexington Herald, 5/2/1944, p. 3; "Lula Mae Johnson," Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/3/1984, p. 11; and "Johnson. Miss Lula Mae Johnson," Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/3/1984, p. 31.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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Item Relations

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Lexington herald (newspaper)

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