August 3, 2015

Military Monday - John William Johnson

Monroe Morning World - 5/18/1952

John William Johnson

Born on September 4, 1922

Son of 
Walter L. Johnson and Mary Katherine "Kate" Stutson

Brother to
Clarence Bertram, Irma, Clifford, Emmet Elsworth, Walter Herbert, Robert Earl,
George and Hewitt Johnson

Husband of
Tommie Louise Terry

From the National Archives and Records Administration:
Major Johnson was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 212, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing.  
On April 23, 1952, while on a combat mission, his aircraft crashed into its target and exploded.
Distinquished Flying Cross
Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal

National Archives and Records Administration.  U. S., Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957
Online database through

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