|About Albert E. Johnson:
Post 1223 was originally organized as the Leo McBride Post of Elk River, MN on August 29, 1924. It was officially disbanded on December 14, 1931. On April 24, 1932, Post 1223 was reorganized as the Albert E. Johnson Post of Moorhead. This name was chosen to honor the first native born Moorhead man who lost his life in WWI.
Private Albert E. Johnson, Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment
He was killed in action on November 3, 1918 at the crossing of the Scheldt River at Heurne, Belgium.* His unit had crossed the previous day and the brave men of the 148th held the crossing in the face of severe casualties from machine gun fire and artillery. He had been on active duty little over four months when he was killed. He was 26 years of age at the time of his death. For his actions, he was entitled to a Battle Star and Wound Chevron.
Albert E. Johnson's ashes are located in the Mausoleum at Riverside Cemetary in Fargo North Dakota.
The Post later moved to its new location in Dilworth Minnesota at 1505 Center Avenue
West Dilworth, MN 56529
*a.k.a. Escaut River (French), Escoult River (Misspelling of French)