JOHNNY M WATSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 71 OF THE WALL

JOHNNY MACK WATSON

WALL NAME

JOHNNY M WATSON

PANEL / LINE

9W/71

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1949

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MOBILE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNY MACK WATSON
POSTED ON 5.26.2021
POSTED BY: Nathaniel L. Harris

Grew up together in Crichton, Mobile, Alabama

Went to school together from elementary thru High school. I went to Vietnam in 1966-1967.
Nathaniel L. Harris
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POSTED ON 4.3.2021
POSTED BY: Nathaniel L. Harris

Born and Grew up together

"Mack" we all called him, in our community (Crichton, Mobile, AL. I served in Viet Nam July 1967-Aug 1968.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2019
POSTED BY: John W. Hart

Johnny Mack Watson

This is Johnny Mac watching with his back to us in the middle of this group with all that ammo hanging down. I am a white man and Johnny was a black man we were both young man in 1970. I took his picture somewhere in Cambodia. This is the best and only one that I can recall. He died June 19, 1970 caring this very same machine gun and I am 60 ammunition belts. As you can see it was a rough tough life and Johnny Mac watching answered the bell in every round that he could. He showed up every day for work was never late and you never called in sick all during his tour in the Vietnam war in 1970. I remember Johnny Mac watching as one of my best friends. He is forever young and I will be 69 January 10, 2018??
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POSTED ON 9.11.2016
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Mobile Register - November 28, 1970

Caption:
MOTHER ACCEPT MEDALS - Mrs. Z. H. Watson received the decorations posthumously awarded her son, Army Pfc. Johnny M. Watson, who was killed in action in Southeast Asia in June. Maj. Arthur F. Ballin, advisor to the Hurtel Street Army Reserve Units, presented Mrs. Watson with the Bronze Star for meritorious service, the Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medals.

Mobile Press Register Photo by John T. Watts III
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POSTED ON 6.19.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Johnny Mack Watson, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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