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Michael Vann Johnson

Michael Vann Johnson

Died: March 25, 2003

Rank: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class

Unit: Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Division Detachment

Branch: U.S. Navy

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., of Little Rock, Arkansas, died in the line of duty on March 25, 2003. The 25-year-old corpsman was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Division Detachment, out of San Diego, California, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Johnson was killed by grenade shrapnel while riding in a Humvee with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the unit he was assigned to care for in Iraq. Mourners filled the Agape Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, to pay tribute to the fallen hero on April 16, 2003. As fellow Sailors bade their final farewells with a 21-gun salute, Johnson was laid to rest at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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