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 Benjamin Alan Johnson

Benjamin Alan Johnson

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 2001 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Orchard Park, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 5969094 · View Source
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United States Navy Petty Officer Third Class. He boarded the tanker, Samra, to inspect it for Iraqi oil. Shortly after he boarded, the tanker sank in the Persian Gulf. The tanker was under the flag of the United Arab Emirates. Recovered November 23, 2001. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Johnson was based at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia. Benjamin boarded the tanker, Samra, to inspect it for Iraqi oil. Shortly after he boarded, the tanker sank in the Persian Gulf. The tanker was under the flag of the United Arab Emirates. His body was recovered November 23, 2001. Benjamin got a chance to do a few of the things he wanted to do in life: graduated from high school, traveled a bit, married his high school sweetheart. But the list of things he didn’t get to do is much longer. He wanted to take a missions trip to England with his wife, finish his military service, go to college, become a teacher, buy a house and have children.


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  • Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 18 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5969094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Alan Johnson (22 Sep 1980–18 Nov 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5969094, citing Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Orchard Park, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Erik Lander (contributor 503045) .