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LCpl Clement B "Sonny/Snuffy" Johnston
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1947
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1966
Quang Ngai, Vietnam

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran


Location on The Wall - Panel 07E - Line 5

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Clement B. Johnston, Jr. (MCSN: 2116397), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a member of a reconnaissance platoon, Company D, First Reconnaissance Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy Viet Cong forces in the vicinity of Xuan Ngoc Village in Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 28 April 1966. Corporal Johnston, a fellow Marine, and a Navy Corpsman were occupying a position when an undetermined number of insurgents (Viet Cong) quietly approached their location and threw two hand grenades into their midst. Corporal Johnston saw one of the grenades and leaped at his companions, knocking them to the ground and shielding them from the blast of the grenade. In so doing he absorbed the terrific force of the explosion and saved his friends from major injuries and possible loss of life. Corporal Johnston's courageous action and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
Action Date: 28-Apr-66
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Company: Company D
Battalion: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF

Allegheny Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60212569
LCpl Clement B Sonny/Snuffy Johnston
Added by: Sel Wong
LCpl Clement B Sonny/Snuffy Johnston
Added by: Pennsylvania Lady
LCpl Clement B Sonny/Snuffy Johnston
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Remembering and honoring this young man on the anniversary of his death, thanking him for his sacrifice to our great country.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Apr. 28, 2016
With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 28, 2016

- Kay Love
 Added: Apr. 28, 2016
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