KENNETH L JOHNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 52E, LINE 20 OF THE WALL

KENNETH LEE JOHNSON

WALL NAME

KENNETH L JOHNSON

PANEL / LINE

52E/20

DATE OF BIRTH

11/17/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WEST POINT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuming County

STATE

NE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

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LEFT FOR KENNETH LEE JOHNSON
POSTED ON 9.24.2020
POSTED BY: DL Johnson

Gone Way Too Soon

My children would have loved to have met you. My youngest, your niece, looks SO much like you. More so than anyone on either side of the family. Your mother would have been 100 years old this year. She was a very strong woman, but from the many conversations I had with her, I know that losing her first born was the worst thing she ever experienced.
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POSTED ON 9.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear A1C Kenneth Johnson, Thank you for your service with the 77th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.17.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Airman First Class Kenneth Lee Johnson, Served with the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 1.10.2017

Final Mission of A1C Kenneth L. Johnson

Operation Delaware, which began April 19, 1968, was intended to disrupt enemy activities in the western part of the A Shau Valley, Thua Thien Province, RVN. On April 25th, U.S. cavalry units air assaulted into the abandoned airstrip at A Loui. On the 26th, in weather with ceilings as low as 300-500 feet, U.S. Air Force C-130s from Cam Ranh Bay, Bien Hoa, and Tan Son Nhut were tasked with air-dropping supplies to the cavalrymen. The first 20 C-130s received antiaircraft fire, and seven of them were hit. The 21st C-130 (C-130B tail number 60-0298) was hit heavily by .51 caliber and 37mm AAA fire and its cargo was set afire. The pilot elected to attempt an emergency landing on the airstrip but hit trees on final, crashed, and exploded. When the burning wreckage cooled sufficiently, the bodies of five of the eight men were recovered. However, there was no trace of the pilot, navigator, or loadmaster. All eight men were classified killed in action. They included MAJ Lilburn R. Stow (BNR), CAPT James J. McKinstry Jr., MAJ John L. McDaniel (BNR), TSGT Russell R. Fyan, SSGT Beryl S. Blaylock, SGT Daniel J. O'Connor, SGT Larry R. Todd (BNR), and A1C Kenneth L. Johnson. (BNR = body not recovered) [Taken from the virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 1.17.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear A1C Kenneth Lee 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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