Raymond Johnson -- USS AStoria CA-44
I saw this Medal for sale on Ebay and I thought that some family member might want to save it. I am in no way affiliated with the
seller and think that these kind of things should never leave a family's possession. I hope some family member can save Mr.
Johnsons medal that was given to him for the utmost sacrifice for his country...This is the message that the seller has on Ebay....""TYPE TWO FULL WRAP BROOCH USN/MC
PATTERN PURPLE HEART IN VERY NICE CONDITION. IN ITS ORIGINAL SHORT TITLED NAVY LEATHERETTE
CASE, HAS DEEP OFFICIAL HAND ENGRAVED NAMING "RAYMOND L. JOHNSON S2C USN" FANCY ENGRAVING,
WITH ADDED ENGRAVERS SWIRLS AND ARROW AT BOTTOM NICE!!! SOLD WITH SOME RESEARCH, JOHNSON WAS FROM LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA,HE WAS KILLED AUGUST 9 1942 ON THE HEAVY CRUISER USS ASTORIA CA34. IN THE BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND NEAR GUADALCANAL IN THIS FAMOUS NIGHT ACTION THE ALLIES LOST 4 CRUISERS AND 2 DESTROYERS. IF YOU WANT AN EARLY IN THE WAR NAVY KIA PURPLE HEART HERE IT IS. A GREAT PIECE OF NAVAL HISTORY. PLEASE VIEW ALL 5 PHOTOS. BUYER PAYS POSTAGE DETERMINED BY THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE ITEM. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION. THANK YOU FOR BIDDING AND GOOD LUCK.""