WILLIE JOHNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

WILLIE JOHNSON

WALL NAME

WILLIE JOHNSON

PANEL / LINE

13W/85

DATE OF BIRTH

05/13/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

WALHALLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oconee County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

FSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE JOHNSON
POSTED ON 5.30.2022
POSTED BY: Jill Johnson

My Father

I was 6 yrs old when he was killed. He had 7 children. My mother never remarried.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly day

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 3.5.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Sergeant Willie Johnson, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 5 March 1970 while serving as First Sergeant of Troop F, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date while his troop was in a night defensive position it came under attack from a platoon of North Vietnamese soldiers equipped with rocket propelled grenades, small arms and automatic weapons. Sergeant Johnson immediately made his way to the perimeter to prepare for defense. He spotted a team of sappers attempting to penetrate the wire. Waiting until the hostile soldiers were at close range he commenced fire with his rifle and returned to the command post to inform the troop commander of the impending danger to the perimeter. Returning to the scene where he shot the sappers he noticed one of the enemy still moving and immediately eliminated him with rifle fire. Suddenly a rocket propelled grenade exploded near him mortally wounding him instantly. First Sergeant Johnson's actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/85563
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POSTED ON 3.5.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

First Sergeant Willie 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 an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist and was assigned to F TRP, 2ND SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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POSTED ON 10.7.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Fsgt Willie Johnson, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. 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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