Park Dedicated to Oregon Pearl Harbor Survivor
Ed Johann is a survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. He founded the Lincoln County Historical Museum and served as a city councilor for 15 years. He’s also our KXL Everyday Hero!
Recently he attended a park dedicated put together by the Lincoln City Parks and Rec Department and the American Legion. A city owned plaza now has Ed’s name on it because of his lifetime of service to Oregon, and to his country.
At the age of 17, Ed served in the U.S. Navy, and jumped in to rescue survivors of the U.S.S. Arizona, West Virginia and Oklahoma, who were struggling in the waters of Pearl Harbor during and after the surprise attack. He was a Lincoln City City Councilor for 15 years, and never missed a meeting. He was also founder and president of the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, and President of Wildwoods and Trails. Among many other things he did to help others in his life he was a longtime Portland firefighter, and even a wrestler! His family calls him a role model.