SP4 Louis Johnson (KIA)






Date of Birth: 1/6/48
Tour began: 11/21/68
Date of Casualty: 5/30/69
Age at time of death: 21
Race: Negro
Religion: Protestant
Marital Status: Married
Home of Record: ST LOUIS MO
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: SP4
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Louis is honored on Panel 23W, Row 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial



He is buried at Jefferson Barracks Nat Cemetery in Saint Louis MO



"Johnson was part of a Tiger that was overrun by the NVA in the A Shau Valley. Part of the Tiger Team was forced to vacate the hill top. Johnson made it back to the Company NDP. A rescue team was put together by Sergeant Bouman. Johnson volunteered to take the point, leading the team up the hill toward the Tiger location, when he was killed by enemy fire. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery."
~Walt Bouman

"I served with the same unit, also from St.Louis. I had left the field (WIA) 4-19-69."
~Dave Reinheimer


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