Lee Grant JohnsonLance Corporal
B CO, 3RD TANK BN, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1946 - 30 July 1966
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The database page for Lee Grant Johnson
I was a fellow Marine Recruit with Lee in boot camp, at MCRD San Diego, in August 1965, Platoon #267. Lee arrived in Vietnam in February 1966 and served in a Tank Platoon until his death from enemy action. I can still remember his "southern drawl".
Semper Fi, Marine, you are not forgotten.
From a friend.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3rd Tanks SITREP for 30 July 1966 contains the following entry:
"At 300515H [5:15 am, 30 July] 2 Company B tanks at AT906551 with supporting infantry from Bravo 1/9 were attacked by an estimated 20 to 25 VC ... VC fired an estimated 250 rounds of small arms and two RPG-2 anti-tank rockets. Tanks returned 5 rounds of 90mm cannister and 150 rounds of .30 caliber."The attack resulted in eight VC known dead, Pfc Johnson killed, and two wounded Marines evacuated.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 08 Aug 2007
Last updated 11/13/2010