VERNE D JOHNSON III
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

VERNE DE WITT JOHNSON III

WALL NAME

VERNE D JOHNSON III

PANEL / LINE

28E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

09/21/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/27/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OGDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Weber County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VERNE DE WITT JOHNSON III
POSTED ON 8.14.2022
POSTED BY: Stanley Aldrich

Rest In Peaceā€¦Never Forgotten

Rest in peace friend. I will never forget the great friends I lost that day. God Bless You, Doc
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: Edward Burke

I was there

I was the radio operator on an Artillery forward observer team attached to Bravo company 1st Bn 4th Marines. There were 13 KIA that day including him, and 31 WIA including me. It was on Operation Granite, (Oct. 25 1967 to Nov. 6, 1967), a sweep of Hills 674 and 300 west of Hue. One of the many nameless firefights Marines in Vietnam engaged in, and for a single company, it was a heavy toll before we were pulled back and replaced by Delta Company. On this Memorial Day, 2020, I want to remember those who died on that terrible day.
From Bravo Company, Lieutenant John Dawson, HM3 Kenny Stommes ,LCpl David Betts; Cpl Robert Carlozzi, PFC Douglas Clemmons, PFC Michael Fonseka, LCpl William Hackett, Cpl Angus Hare, Cpl Eddie James, PFC Verne Johnson, LCpl Curtis Painter, LCpl Merrick Pierce, and Cpl Thomas Uhl.
I must also mention Delta's contribution, another 2 KIA and 2 WIA. Delta came forward to replace Bravo and was tasked with retrieving the nine Bravo dead that had to be left behind. PFC Michael Angerstein and Cpl Eddie James of Delta died trying and along with two others WIA. They were pulled back to try again on the 28th. (They were successful).
Edward Burke, Cpl, USMC (Ret)
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POSTED ON 10.6.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Verne Johnson, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Your 52nd anniversary is this month, 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 11.17.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Verne is buried at Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden,UT.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Verne De Witt Johnson III, 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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