CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  Colonel Fred W. Johnson was a member of the induction class of 2013 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the historical museum.  see photos

Colonel Fred W. Johnson


Class of 1980 

Serving as Colonel in US Army-stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Director of Recruiting Operations for US Army

Received BA in Government & Sociology from Wofford College

Received Master of Arts in Military Arts and Science
from Command and General Staff College

Received MA in Strategic Studies from US War College

Deployments include:

Operation Desert Shield

Operation Desert Storm

Joint Endeavor

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Enduring Freedom

Has received numerous awards:

    Legion of Merit

    Bronze Star for Valor

    3 Bronze Stars for Service

    6 Meritorious Service Medals

    6 Army Commendation Medals

    2 Combat Infantryman Badges

    Ranger Tab

    Airborne Wings

    Air Assault Wings

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