STEVE F JOHNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

STEVE FREDDIE JOHNSON

WALL NAME

STEVE F JOHNSON

PANEL / LINE

6W/120

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/14/1970

HOME OF RECORD

KAILUA KONA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hawaii County

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVE FREDDIE JOHNSON
POSTED ON 12.27.2021

Final Mission of SSG Steve F. Johnson

On December 14, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 69-15137) from Aviation Platoon, 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, was conducting a night medical evacuation in Thua Thien Province, RVN, when it struck a mountain in bad weather. Five crewmen were killed in the incident. They included aircraft commander WO1 Paul R. Brass, pilot WO1 Randall G. Freeman, medics SSG Steve F. Johnson and SP4 Jeffery D. Kuersten, and crew chief SP4 John W. Murphy. The aircraft reportedly was headed to the pick-up location when at approximately 4:32 PM it diverted to Camp Evans to refuel. Later, the helicopter was returning to perform the evacuation when it crashed into Coc Muen Mountain (Hill 1298), eleven miles northwest of the hamlet of A Luoi. A 2nd Brigade aircraft monitored their last transmission at 5:00 PM: “This is Dustoff 922 on guard.” Nothing more was heard from the crew. They were placed in a Missing in Action status until December 21, 1970, when their remains were recovered and identified. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 12.16.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.14.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran, WIA

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Staff Sergeant Steve Freddie Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as a Medical NCO (Combat Medic) and was assigned to C CO, the 326TH MED BN, 101ST ABN DIV.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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POSTED ON 10.5.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Steve Johnson, Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO. Thank you for the lives you saved. 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 12.22.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Steven Freddie Johnson, Served with Company C, 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.
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