Denny Lee JohnsonLance Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
28 March 1944 - 08 May 1967
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The database page for Denny Lee Johnson
Denny has his home of record as Weinart, Texas. However, he was from Odessa, Texas. He is remembered by the Ector County Veterans Memorial and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at the Midland, Texas, International Airport. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.
From a PBVVM representative,
27 Aug 2007
At the time that I submitted my memorial tribute to Lance Coporal Johnson, I reported that he was from Odessa, Texas. That was in error, he grew up and resided in Weinert, Texas and spent his entire life there, except for his time in the Marine Corps. When I interviewed the family they had no idea as to why LCpl Johnson would be on the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial as the county and his Home of Record were not in the 30 West Texas Counties which the PBVVM honors. They had no knowledge of any contact with Odessa. In researching another soldier, I found a release by the Department of Defense dated 11 May 1967, which listed LCpl Denny L. Johnson's wife with an Odessa, Texas residence which explains why he is listed on the PBVVM memorial from Ector County (Odessa).
Weinert Cemetery, Weinert, Haskell Co., Texas
by Roy Johnson's daughter,
Many years ago, a friend called after just having visited the Wall. He said, "Your name is on the Wall!" I went by Denny back then so the name was a match, alright. There were a few close calls but I made it home in one piece.
I first made it to the Wall in July, 1993. If you ever get the chance, go. For any Vietnam Veteran that hasn't made the trip: Go. It may not be easy the first time but it really can make a difference in your life.
If you know a Nam Vet that hasn't gone, bring him to this The Virtual Wall where he can see how his brothers are honored. Take him to a traveling Wall.
All these years later, I still go every chance I get. I still look up Denny on the Wall and personally thank him for his service to America. I again welcome him home. I pray that he is remembered by family and friends.
God Bless you, Denny.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 1st Battalion, 4th Marines , was among the Allied forces engaged in bitter fighting around Con Thien on 08 May 1967. Forty-three Marines and sailors died in the fight, 36 of them from 1/4; of those, 18 were from Delta 1/4:
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Aug 2004
Last updated 11/13/2010