Johnnie Linton Garner

HMM-363, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
18 June 1940 - 02 September 1967
Bryan, TX
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Naval Aviator

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Johnnie Linton Garner

29 Apr 2003

Johnnie L Garner


by his comrades in the
USMC Vietnam Helicopter Association

George T Curtis
MGySgt, USMC (Ret)

4 Apr 2004

Johnnie is an "Aggie Buddy" who I met at flight training. We were fishing fiends and church goers. I last saw him as he held his baby daughter. I wish to say to her, for him, "Have a good life".

From an Aggie Buddy.
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Squadron Chronology for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 reports that at 0210 02 Sep 1967 a UH-34D (BuNo 148056) was involved in a midair collision with a UH-1E (BuNo 152426) from VMO-2. The UH-34D went in, while the UH-1E was able to recover safely. The four-man crew of the UH-34D died in the crash:
  • 1st Lt William H. Elmore, Jr, pilot
  • Capt Johnnie Linton Garner, copilot
  • Cpl Clarence M. Gunther, Jr, crew chief
  • LCpl William James McGee IV, gunner

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Marine,
George T Curtis
MGySgt, USMC (Ret) 
29 Apr 2003

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 04/04/2004