Date of Birth: 07/15/1949
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
High School: South Philadelphia High School
Street: S. 6th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 05/09/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 15
Panel Row: 8
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The 18-year-old Marine Corps rifleman and fire team leader died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on May 9, 1968, while on a search-and-destroy mission as part of Operation Scotland II. The lance corporal was assigned to Company A of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. One of a dozen children, Johnson was a 1967 graduate of South Philadelphia High School. He planned to make the Marine Corps his career. Johnson was survived by his mother, six brothers and five sisters.