ROBERT L JOHNSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 51E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEONARD JOHNSON JR

WALL NAME

ROBERT L JOHNSON JR

PANEL / LINE

51E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

04/18/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ROSEDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LEONARD JOHNSON JR
POSTED ON 1.18.2016

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

On April 21, 1968, members of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division were deployed in a night position on the north bank of the Song Be River, about 7 miles southeast of Phuoc Vinh Air Field. A friendly howitzer battery in the vicinity was providing fire support for the paratroopers. Four 155mm rounds, however, fell short of their objective and struck the American’s position. Six paratroopers were killed in the incident, and at least 19 were wounded. The American losses included PFC Michael B. Alvarez, PFC Ronald D. Griffin, PFC Robert L. Johnson Jr., SP5 Kenneth E. Kotyluk, SP4 Felix Vazquez, and SP4 Walter R. Winder. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 12.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Robert Leonard Johnson Jr, 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 2.14.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 3.27.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2004
POSTED BY: Jamie Dennison

Soldiers Come and Go

Hello my name is Jamie Dennison and I am part of the Gridley High School posting project. This saying “soldiers come and go” means a lot to people. Soldiers do come and go. Your family is the one that needs to believe that you are not going to go. Although you did go you will always be remembered. There is no possible way that your accomplishments will be left forgotten. You have done more for this country then you probably think you have. Your dedication and bravery are something that put you in combat. You did not have to leaver your family but you did. You are an incredible person. You are amazing and I pray that your family realizes it. You died a HERO. You will remain a hero in my heart and the hearts of thousands of other people who lost someone in action. You came and did what GOD sent you to do. You are a HERO. You are also a special blessing sent by GOD to do good works, which you accomplished during your time on earth. Please don’t forget that.

God Bless,
Jamie Dennison
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