ROBERT MILTON JOHNSON
on Mar. 1, 1946
From FOREST PARK, GEORGIA
Casualty was on July 24, 1966
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
9E - - Line 68
(Picture courtesy of Dick Weber, I/3/5)
Robert Johnson served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,
India Company. He was Killed In Action during Operation HASTINGS.
His name stands proud on the India 3/5 Wall of
Honor alongside the Marines he fought and died with. Semper
fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
Robert Milton Johnson was a fine man. He was my best friend. I remember
we did everything together while stationed at Los PoGus Camp Pendelton,
Calf. We went overseas, and made the landing in Vietnam MARCH 8,
1965 with the 3rd Bn. 9th Marines, and were extended six months
prior to returning stateside. On arrival to the States we all thought
we would get orders on the east coast close to our homes; however,
we were all told we could go on leave for thirty days, and sign
a waiver to go back overseas to Vietnam with the same unit, on return,
or go up the road to 3rd Bn., 5th Marines.
wanted to go home and marry a local girl. I tried to talk him out
of it since we both had to go back into combat. The last I heard,
Robert was Killed in Action while on Operation HASTINGS.
I sure miss Robert, he could make you laugh and I know there wasn't
anything he wouldn't do for you. You're in God's hands, and at home
I know. Miss you brother. Semper Fi!
Brown, M/Sgt USMC(RTD)