Here at Alpine Packaging, we are proud to say our founder, William H. Johnson, fought for our country. Before establishing Alpine Packaging in 1972, Bill served in the 2nd Armored Division in the United States Army during World War II. His dedication to protecting our freedom involved two and a half years of service as a light tank crewman after enlisting in 1943. Bill participated in three campaigns, which included trips to the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. He was honorably discharged on February 4th, 1946.
Bill founded Alpine with the same values that he learned while serving for our country: dedication, accountability, and attentiveness. To show our support for our country, we proudly use American-made machines and materials to create high-quality labels, poly bags, and flexible packaging.
Jan Lehigh and Jill Grunst, the current owners of Alpine Packaging and Bill’s daughters, have kept the legacy of Bill’s time in the Army alive by preserving his service coat. See the photo below for explanations of his patches, stripes, and insignia. Bill received several medals: Good Conduct Medal; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.
We recognize the bravery and courage of all the men and women who fought for our country. Their sacrifice has protected the freedoms of Americans today. On Memorial Day, we honor Bill’s commitment, as well as those soldiers who have loyally served the stars and stripes and have given their lives to protect ours.
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