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Gregory  Luth
He was my squad leader
2288 Tulip Rd San Jose CA 95128 USA
JJ That's how you introduced yourself to me when I arrived in country as a 'wet behind the ears' 18 year old marine - followed by 'So nice they named me twice.' You took me under your wing and showed me the ropes. For that you will forever by MY hero. You came to see me on the USS Tripoli after I was wounded in the mine field. I tried to write you, but the letter came back. You were already gone.
May 24, 2015

This man has given of himself everything he could so that his brother marines and the people back home could live a more peaceful life. This gift of his life show the greatness of this HERO. HERO'S don't wear cape's or mask's no! they wear MARINE GREEN. As each day passes by we must take time to remember what this HERO gave up so that we could live in a FREE Society. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! You are not forgotten
Feb 28, 2014

Ken  Cheslack
3/26 Marines
Remembering a warrior today, everyday.
May 30, 2011

Jim and Tom  Reece
Fellow Tar Heel Veteran
Salute to a Fallen Tar Heel Veteran
You answered the call of Your Country and then gave the Ultimate Sacrifice. For this, we Salute You.
Sep 2, 2010

Keith 'Doc'  Miller
Served with JJ in 3/26 Kilo
Norfolk VA. 23505 U.S.A.

You're in my thoughts every day as they have been for 41 years. God blessed us with your company for a short time, but you will forever be remembered as a great individual, as a great Marine, and above all as a great Hero. God Bless.
Feb 28, 2010

Mick  Regan
usmc vietnam vet lima 3/26 68-69
Feb 28, 2009

manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Feb 28, 2008

Jennifer Burns
Though you are gone you will never be forgotten! You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you made! I hold you and those like you in the highest regard and you deserve nothing less! I love you all, you were and always will be HEROES to me! I promise never to take for granted the freedoms I have, which you paid the ultimate price for! Happy Birthday! Let no man be forgotten…I WILL REMEMBER YOU!!! Gratefully yours,Jenn
May 2, 2007

Tony Morisco
To all those who never knew JJ, it was your loss. He was a real Marine, a person who you could trust with your life. JJ and I were friends from the day we met in Sept 68. The world would be a better place if it were filled with the likes of J.J. Johnson. May he rest in peace and prepare a place for his buddies from Kilo 3/26.
Monday, June 26, 2000

Loyde Arender
Fellow Marine and Friend
455 Forest Oaks Road
Monroe, LA 71202 USA
26th Marine Regiment Command Center
I served in Vietnam with Corporal JJ Johnson, USMC in Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment from 10 January 1969 until his death during an NVA ambush in an open field near An Hoa on February 28, 1969 while participating in Operation Taylor Common. As a Black Marine and squad leader, JJ took many of us White boys under his wing and guarded us like an ole' mother hen, even though he had been exposed to negative prejudicial treatment growing up in North Carolina during the Civil Rights Movement. JJ firmly believed that Marines were ALL GREEN and there was no Black nor White in his Corps. JJ was wounded in a minefield on 31 January 1969 on the Batangan Peninsula during Operation Bold Mariner in Quang Ngai Province near Chu Lai. After recuperating from his wounds, JJ returned to the Bush and asked our 1st Platoon junior Corpsman to get him out of the Bush because he was going to get killed. The Corpsman said Don't say that, JJ. JJ was KIA only a day or two later.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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