Johnson, John Michael, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
2571-Special Radio Operator
Last MOSGroup
Communications
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 2571, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Foreign Language
Spanish
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Virden, Illinois
Last Address
Virden, Illinois 62690

Date of Passing
Jul 24, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
Mike and I grew up in Virden, Illinois as best friends. We joined the Marine Corps on the buddy plan and attended boot camp at MCRD San Deigo. Mike went to school in Pensacola after ITR for radio training. He was a tough Marine and always there for me. He is missed by many. Another chapter in the book old friend. Semper Fi! Sgt. John J.(Joe) Langheim
   
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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1968

Description
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam Son 207 relieved the Khe Sanh Combat Base on 5 April and thereby opened Route 9 for the first time since August 1967. This operation not only severely restricted the North Vietnamese Army's use of western Quang Tri Province but also inflicted casualties on the remnants of two North Vietnamese divisions withdrawing from the area. This success was followed by a singular allied spoiling operation in the A Shau Valley, Operation DELAWARE-Lam Son. These two operations prevented the enemy from further attacking I Corps Tactical Zone population centers and forced him to shift his pressure to the III Corps Tactical Zone.

During the period 5-12 May 1968 the Viet Cong launched an offensive with Saigon as the primary objective. Friendly forces defended the city with great determination. Consequently Saigon was never in danger of being overrun. Small Viet Cong units that did manage to get into the outskirts were fragmented and driven out with great loss of enemy life. By the end of June 1968 friendly forces had decisively blunted the enemy's attacks, inflicted very heavy casualties, and hindered his ability to attack urban areas throughout the Republic of Vietnam. The enemy was forced to withdraw to his sanctuaries.

The strength of the U.S. Army in Vietnam reach a peak of nearly 360,000 men during this period.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

5th Marine Division

4th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Regiment

2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1), 1st Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment

MASS-3, MACG-38

VMA(AW)-242

2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW

VMA-542

5th Marine Division

1st Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-262

VMA-121

3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

MWSG-17

2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)

HMM-165

3rd Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-161

26th Marine Regiment

3rd Amtrac Bn

VMGR-152

L Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

3rd Marine Division

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  2624 Also There at This Battle:
  • Alexander, Jim, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Aloisio, Bob, HM3, (1967-1969)
  • Amack, Lawrence, GySgt, (1967-1989)
  • Anderson, Mark, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Archuleta, Gilbert, GySgt, (1955-1975)
  • Armijo, Phil, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Armstead, Richard, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Arriaga, Ramon fox 2/4 68-69, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Arthur, Larry Dean, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Ayala, Jesus, GySgt, (1966-1991)
  • Bailey, Daniel, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Baker, John, HM3, (1968-1968)
  • Baldwin, Gerald Lee, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Balkovich, Marc, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Ballard, Martin, Sgt, (1967-1970)
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