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In Memory

Ross Arnold 'Swen' Johnson, Jr.

Ross Arnold 'Swen' Johnson, Jr.

PVT Ross Arnold Johnson, Jr's tour of duty began on January 29, 1968.  PVT Johnson was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.  PVT Johnson died from injuries received on December 28, 1968 while in a military aircraft on reconnaissance operation when the aircraft crashed.  Two servicemen died in the incident.  PVT Johnson's name is engraved on Panel 35W, Line 020 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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2 Jan 1969 (aged 19)



Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA


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10/15/18 12:37 PM #1    

Wendy Scherwat (Ducourneau)

This rubbing was done by Scott Dizack's son during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  Thanks to Scott for sharing it with us.

10/16/18 09:51 AM #2    

Mary Elizabeth Gaynon (Gray)

Thank you Scott & Wendy. This is so touching...Swen died in the flower of his youth & was deprived of the gift of long life. Sweet thoughts & prayers for Swen Johnson. It was so lovely seeing & talking w/ Scott Dizak and dear, dear Wendy who so passionately worked very hard on this reunion. I am eternally grateful to you for making this a most amazing trip down memory lane.
Love, Mary Elizabeth Gray

10/23/18 08:59 AM #3    

Wendy Scherwat (Ducourneau)

10/25/18 12:04 AM #4    

Linda Drake (Christnacht)

There were so many good memories of Swennie and our childhood yrs. of 6yrs.at the WFB Towne Houses.The skating rink in the front yard of the Towne Houses that literally took up the whole front yard with snow banks as high as our 4th grade waists.Cumberland School recesses 7th grade being tagged and tackled down in snow as high as our knees being kept warm in our wigwam socks until after recess when they would carry crystals of ice that we would have to wear wet until the remainder of the school day.The nights after dinner playing tag with neighborhood kids enjoying the stars and warm air on our faces.Lake Front Bistro being 13 yrs.old and attending Steve Safer's Bar Mitzvah (who left us too soon as well) and Swen and I won the dance of "The PeppermintTwist" Just having the freedom of being a child and sharing those precious yrs.with Swennie will always be cherished and remembered.                                                                          Linda K. Drake Christnacht                              

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