Johnson, Stephen Patrick, LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
2004-2005, 0311, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
Service Years
2004 - 2005
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Lance Corporal

 
 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1980
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Covina
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - El Centro, California
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Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  2004-2005, 0311, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
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Last Known Activity
LCpl. Stephen P. Johnson was killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq.  An investigation found that the crew of the CH-53E became disoriented when weather turned bad, did not realize the helicopter was banking to the left, and flew the aircraft into the ground.  Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

The Marines lost from BLT 1/3 in the helicopter crash were:
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, a native of Granville, Mass.
1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, a native of Viellejo, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, from Westion, Wyo.
Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, from Huron, Ohio
Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, a native of Montgomery, Ohio
LCpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, from Covina, Calif.
Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, a native of Brooklyn, Ohio
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, from Hillsborough, N.H.
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, from Gloucester, N.J.
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, a native of North Hampton, Penn.
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, from Champaign, Ill.
Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, a native of Roseburg, Ore.
Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, from Cherokee, Iowa
Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, a native of West Valley, Utah
Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, from Ventura, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper 21, a native of Wynne, Ark.
LCpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, from Wheelersburg, Ohio
LCpl. Fred L. Marciel, 20, a native of Spring, Texas
LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, from Clinton Township, Mich.
LCpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, a native of Orange, Fl.
LCpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, from San Diego, Calif.
LCpl. Rhonald Rairdan, 20, a native of San Antonio, Texas
LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-turshizi, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
LCpl Hector Ramos, 20, a native of Aurora, Ill.
LCpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, from Hampton, Va.
LCpl. Joseph P. Spence, 24, from Scotts Valley, Calif.
LCpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, a native of Baltimore, Md.

Four Marines from HMM-361 also lost their lives;
Captain Paul Alaniz
Capt. Lyle Gordon
Staff Sgt. Dexter Kimble
LCpl. Tony Hernandez
   
Comments/Citation
Lance Cpl. Stephen P. Johnson loved his 1-year-old son, Tyler, more than anything and would rush home from work to be with him.  “I know his whole world evolved around his son,” his sister, Kari Williams, said Tuesday from her home in Yreka, in Northern California.  “When he was stationed in Hawaii, he couldn’t wait to finish work to go home to his son.  That was his whole world.” He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  Johnson, of Covina, was sent to Iraq in the fall and had served about four years in the Marine Corps, where he completed his requirements for a high school degree.  Joining the Marines was an easy decision, “something he had always wanted to do,” his sister said.  Johnson took his military duty seriously, but he took everything else lightly.  “He was a ham.  He loved doing impressions and making people laugh,” said Williams, 27.  “He didn’t like things to get too serious. If it did, he’ll crack a joke.”  In addition to his sister and son, Johnson is survived by his wife, Kelsey.

   
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