GARY M JOHNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

GARY MORGAN JOHNSON

WALL NAME

GARY M JOHNSON

PANEL / LINE

33W/64

DATE OF BIRTH

02/16/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DALLAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dallas County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY MORGAN JOHNSON
POSTED ON 7.19.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Gary M. Johnson

On February 5, 1969, a U.S. Army medivac helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17167) from the 1st Platoon of the 45th Medical Company was supporting an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) operation in Long Khanh Province, RVN, when it was shot down by enemy ground fire. Four U.S. crewmen were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed. The lost American personnel included pilots WO1 William C. Hix Jr. and CPT Otha L. Poole, crew chief SP4 James R. McNish, and medic SP4 Gary M. Johnson. The crew chief McNish nicknamed their ship the “Red Baron” and decorated it with appropriate decals and paint. The mission was a night hoist in the vicinity of Xuan Loc. According to investigative reports, the aircraft was apparently hit by a B-40 rocket-propelled grenade and exploded at a high hover while extracting personnel with their hoist. The aircraft and crew were scattered over a large area. Positive ID's of the remains were difficult and was accomplished by using dental records. The crew reportedly had made two previous attempts to execute the extraction but were driven off by ground fire. The next day, investigators found a small clearing large enough for a pick-up zone about 150 yards away from the wreckage site. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Dwight McCain, CPT, USA Ret. (May 1998) at vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 2.5.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Spec. 4 Johnson for your skill and courage under fire.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Gary Morgan 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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POSTED ON 1.26.2012
POSTED BY: Elaine Spaetti

To Gary

'Say not in grief' he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was.'
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POSTED ON 12.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gary is buried at Restland Memorial Park,Dallas,TX. SS AM-15OLC PH
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