Joe T. Johnson

Date of Birth: 12/07/1947
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. 27th Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 09/22/1966
Province of Casualty: Unknown
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 15
Panel Row: 10

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Johnson enlisted in the Army five days after his June 1965 graduation from Thomas Edison High School. The 18-year-old specialist four, a machine-gunner and team leader, was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company A of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Johnson died in Vietnam on Sept. 22, 1966. He was survived by his wife, son and parents.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial