Johnson, Robert Dennison, LCDR Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot heavier than air or lighter than air
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1967-1967, 131X, USS Garrett County (LST-786)
Service Years
1954 - 1967
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1934
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Dallas
Last Address
Dallas

Casualty Date
Sep 01, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vinh Long
Conflict
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 25E Row 078

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
HAL-3 SeawolfUSS Garrett County (LST-786)
  1966-1967, 131X, HAL-3 Seawolf
  1967-1967, 131X, USS Garrett County (LST-786)
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1969 Operation Game Warden
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 LCDR Robert D. Johnson and ADJ1 Edward L Ott were assigned to Detachment 1, Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 3, onboard the USS GARRETT COUNTY (LST 786). On September 1, 1967, they were scrambled on a pre-dawn emergency launch to interdict Viet Cong forces attacking a friendly outpost. The UH-1H (tail number 63-08570) carried a four-man crew.
The helicopter lifted off the deck of the USS GARRETT COUNTY and crashed into the Bassac River. When the survivors of the crash appeared on the river's surface, Johnson and Ott were not among them. An immediate search was initiated using River Patrol Boats and other helicopter search aircraft. The search lasted for several days and nights, however, the results were negative.

The cockpit/cabin portion of the aircraft was located partially covered by mud, and debris was scattered over the river bottom. It was believed that the bodies of Ott and the pilot, Robert Johnson could not be recovered. Both were listed as Killed, Body Not Recovered.
   
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