Charles W. Johnson

Date of Birth: 07/15/1949
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
High School: South Philadelphia High School
Street: S. 6th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
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.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial