Denny Lee Johnson

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
28 March 1944 - 08 May 1967
Weinert, Texas
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Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart (3), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Denny Lee Johnson

01 Aug 2004

Denny has his home of record as Weinart, Texas. However, he was from Odessa, Texas. He is remembered by the Ector County Veterans Memorial and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at the Midland, Texas, International Airport. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown

27 Aug 2007

At the time that I submitted my memorial tribute to Lance Coporal Johnson, I reported that he was from Odessa, Texas. That was in error, he grew up and resided in Weinert, Texas and spent his entire life there, except for his time in the Marine Corps. When I interviewed the family they had no idea as to why LCpl Johnson would be on the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial as the county and his Home of Record were not in the 30 West Texas Counties which the PBVVM honors. They had no knowledge of any contact with Odessa. In researching another soldier, I found a release by the Department of Defense dated 11 May 1967, which listed LCpl Denny L. Johnson's wife with an Odessa, Texas residence which explains why he is listed on the PBVVM memorial from Ector County (Odessa).

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

Weinert Cemetery, Weinert, Haskell Co., Texas
02 Oct 2007


by Roy Johnson's daughter,
Felicia Rena Johnson Wesley

17 Dec 2007

Many years ago, a friend called after just having visited the Wall. He said, "Your name is on the Wall!" I went by Denny back then so the name was a match, alright. There were a few close calls but I made it home in one piece.

I first made it to the Wall in July, 1993. If you ever get the chance, go. For any Vietnam Veteran that hasn't made the trip: Go. It may not be easy the first time but it really can make a difference in your life.

If you know a Nam Vet that hasn't gone, bring him to this The Virtual Wall where he can see how his brothers are honored. Take him to a traveling Wall.

All these years later, I still go every chance I get. I still look up Denny on the Wall and personally thank him for his service to America. I again welcome him home. I pray that he is remembered by family and friends.

God Bless you, Denny.

Dennis Johnson
Operation Just Cause...
for as long as it takes

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Battalion, 4th Marines , was among the Allied forces engaged in bitter fighting around Con Thien on 08 May 1967. Forty-three Marines and sailors died in the fight, 36 of them from 1/4; of those, 18 were from Delta 1/4:
  • GySgt Leroy Elliott, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cpl John H. Boudreau, Birmingham, MI
  • Cpl Abel D. Garcia, San Antonio, TX
  • LCpl Denny L. Johnson, Weinert, TX (Bronze Star "V")
  • LCpl Gary F. Mc Cue, Bloomington, MN
  • LCpl Calvin A. Parks, Tucson, AZ
  • LCpl Leo J. Sullivan, Boston, MA
  • Cpl Ralph H. Watington, New York, NY (Silver Star)
  • Pfc Edward V. Asip, Amityville, NY
  • Pfc Kenneth V. Avery, Seattle, WA
  • Pfc Leon L. Cornwell, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pfc Cecil R. Jenkins, Taylors Island, MD
  • Pfc Robert L. Margolis, Van Nuys, CA
  • Pfc Thomas V. Ruff, Elkton, MD
  • Pfc Donald Williams, Eastman, GA
  • Pfc Vomer O. Wilson, West Monroe, LA
  • Pvt Larry F. Jankowski, South Bend, IN
  • Pvt Jesus M. Limones, Del Rio, TX (Silver Star)

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Aug 2004
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