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Sgt Gary Scott Johnston

Sgt Gary Scott Johnston

Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Jan 2007 (aged 21)
Anbar, Iraq
Burial Archer City, Archer County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17675454 · View Source
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Sgt. Gary S. Johnston of Windthorst, Texas was a 2003 Windthorst High School graduate where he was a standout Football player and a standout individual. He made all-district his senior year, when he played on both sides of the ball as a linebacker and fullback and was named to the Times Record News Red River 22 team on the defensive line. That year, he recorded 91 tackles for the Trojans. Gary had lived in Archer City until the sixth grade when he moved to Windthorst. While in Archer City, he became a member of the 4-H Shooting Sports, earning numerous awards consisting of the 1999 Beretta's Top Gun Award where he received a new Beretta Shotgun. He had won various state championships in 4-H Shooting Sports and the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. In 2003, he received the Texas State Trap Shooters Association's Memorial Scholarship. He began his football career as an Archer City Wildcat in the Pee Wee League. He continued as a Windthorst Trojan where he was All District, All State, and the Red-River-22-Award Recipient. He was the recipient of the Dale Hoff Scholarship at Windthorst High School. He also played basketball, baseball, and ran track. Gary graduated from Windthorst High School with honors. He then attended Midwestern State University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 2004. In his two-and-half-year career as a Marine, he had attained the rank of Sergeant. One of his proudest moments as a Marine was when he was assigned to the protection of President George W. Bush in Mongolia. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst where he had been an altar server and usher. Gary was preceded in death by his uncle and namesake, SSgt. Gary C. Johnston, who was killed in action on April 16, 1970; his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Cindy Johnston; and a special friend and namesake, Scott Edge. He was 21.

3rd Reconnaissance Battalion
3rd Marine Division
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Okinawa, Japan

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Gary Scott Johnston (24 May 1985–23 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17675454, citing Archer City Cemetery, Archer City, Archer County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .