You have to appreciate that JOHNSON is the MOST common name in the USA.There are 14 pages of Carl Johnsons at NWW2M.
The Carl Johnson from Worcester County has an army service number (ASN) of 31417419.
There were 51 Carl H. Johnson's in the Army at one time or another.
Here is the enlistment info on your guy.
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER31417419View NAMEJOHNSON#CARL#H##########View RESIDENCE: STATE13MASSACHUSETTSView RESIDENCE: COUNTY027WORCESTERView PLACE OF ENLISTMENT1375SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTSView DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY31View DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH01View DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR44View GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATIONPVT#PrivateView GRADE: CODE8PrivateView BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATIONNO#No branch assignmentView BRANCH: CODE02No branch assignmentView FIELD USE AS DESIRED#View TERM OF ENLISTMENT5Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to lawView LONGEVITY###View SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL0Civil LifeView NATIVITY13MASSACHUSETTSView YEAR OF BIRTH18View RACE AND CITIZENSHIP1White, citizenView EDUCATION22 years of high schoolView CIVILIAN OCCUPATION513MACHINE OPERATORView MARITAL STATUS6Single, without dependentsView COMPONENT OF THE ARMY7Selectees (Enlisted Men)View
Here is a posting by a museum regarding Johnson:
Because of a "dogtag",(found last year in our village), as follows : Johnson Carl H 31417419 T44 A P we till now have following informations : Johnson Carl H was a soldier of the 117th Inf. Reg. (30th Div. = "Old Hickory"), who was killed during an offensive in November 1944 near Jülich (Germany). At first he was buried on the US Cemetery Margraten near Maastricht (The Netherlands). Later in the 50th ? his remains were brought back to Worcester County Massachusetts and then reburied. Our village is situated in the S.E. of the Netherlands near the German border. Why that tag is found in our village is still a question. We did many investigations about this case, to find some of his family to hand-over the tag. After the war in 1945 all of the records of the "Old Hickory" Div. were sent to the National Personnel Records Center at St. Louis, MO for permanent safekeeping. In 1973, they had a disastrous fire there and all of the 30th Div. records were destroyed. We hope that this information may be of some use to the visitors of your web-site. With kind regards, Municipal-museum Echt-Susteren.
About the only way for you to begin a next of kin search is to acquire his IDPF which should contain contact information as of 1944.