Date of Birth: 12/07/1947
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. 27th Street
Branch of Service: Army
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.