LARRY A JOHNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 43W, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

LARRY ALLEN JOHNSON

WALL NAME

LARRY A JOHNSON

PANEL / LINE

43W/47

DATE OF BIRTH

02/27/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/20/1968

HOME OF RECORD

VARNA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marshall County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY ALLEN JOHNSON
POSTED ON 9.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Larry Johnson, Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. Your 52nd anniversary just passed, sad. 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 9.20.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

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.
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POSTED ON 3.9.2017

Podcast remembering Larry Johnson

https://www.apmpodcasts.org/ttfa/2017/01/semper-fi/
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Terry Koch

Classmate

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.
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POSTED ON 9.20.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi

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
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