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is honored on Panel 43W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 9/20/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • Podcast remembering Larry Johnson

    Posted on 3/9/17
  • Classmate

    Posted on 11/15/13 - by Terry Koch
    Larry, You and I were Classmates, graduating in 1965. The last time I saw you was at Lacon Lanes. You were home on leave, getting ready to go to Nam. I told you I had joined the Navy. You laughed, and said the Marines and Navy were under the same umbrella. That was you. Miss you classmate. We have lost 13 of us.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Larry Allen Johnson (MCSN: 2232731), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, First Reconnaissance Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the afternoon of 20 September 1968, Sergeant Johnson was the Assistant Patrol Leader of a reconnaissance team operating near Thoung Duc in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire from a large enemy force and sustained several casualties. Reacting instantly, Sergeant Johnson boldly ran across fifteen meters of fire-swept terrain to the side of a wounded radioman where he took the radio and simultaneously administered first aid while he accurately directed air strikes upon the hostile soldiers, which disorganized their attack. Continuing his determined efforts, he skillfully directed helicopters into a landing zone to extract the beleaguered Marines and assisted in evacuating casualties. Alertly observing a fatally wounded Marine, he delayed his own extraction further while he maneuvered across the hazardous area to the casualty. Ignoring the intense enemy fire, he then carried his fallen comrade to a waiting helicopter and, while placing him aboard, Sergeant Johnson was mortally wounded. His heroic actions and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades were an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed immeasurably to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, resolute determination and steadfast devotion to duty, Sergeant Johnson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Action Date: September 20, 1968

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company A

    Battalion: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Larry Allen Johnson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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