George Stephen Johnson

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
08 December 1949 - 28 July 1968
West Covina, California
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for George Stephen Johnson

8 May 2001

I miss you so much.

I wish you could have met my son Jeff. He is so much like you. I am so sorry that you died. It is so tragic for me. I wasn't there when you died. I will always love you and you will always be in my heart and memories for the rest of my life. Your memory will live in my son's heart as well. He grew up knowing you, even though you died before he was adopted. He looks and acts like you ... one of these days he will have kids ... they will also know of you ... I can't let go ... this will always be the worst day of my life ... when you died and you were buried on my birthday ...

I miss you so much ...
I will always love you.

your loving sister.

George Stephen Johnson,
Lance Corporal, USMC,
is remembered by his comrades of
KILO 3-7

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Kilo Company, 3/7 Marines, lost 19 men on 28 July 1968 when they were engaged by an enemy force while on a sweep through an open rice paddy. The ferocity of the ensuing fight is evidenced by the Medal of Honor and two Silver Stars awarded to men who died:
  • 2ndLt William S. Smoyer, Princeton, NJ
  • SSgt David L. Brooks, Limona, FL
  • HM3 Wayne M. Caron, Middleboro, MA (Medal of Honor)
  • Cpl Edward J. Downs, Washington, DC (Silver Star)
  • Cpl Philip L. Gosselin, Topeka, KS
  • Cpl Daniel E. Lloyd, Astoria, OR
  • Cpl Anthony C. Pino, Elmsford, NY
  • Cpl John R. Serrano, New York, NY (Silver Star)
  • LCpl George S. Johnson, West Covina, CA
  • LCpl Douglas M. Kelly, Dickinson, ND
  • LCpl Robert C. Lee, Shreveport, LA
  • LCpl James C. Markel, Coatesville, PA
  • LCpl Carl R. Miller, Elk City, OK
  • LCpl Raphael J. Rendon, Washburn, IA
  • LCpl Richard E. Urban, Stratford, CT
  • Pfc John M. Lancaster, Louisville, KY
  • Pvt John E. Rice, Fort Smith, AR
  • Pvt John J. Till, Pasco, WA

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his Big Sister,
Marilyn Johnson 
8 May 2001

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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