Johnson, Robert Dennison, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 131X, USS Garrett County (LST-786)
Service Years
1954 - 1967
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 01, 1967
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vinh Long
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
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

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 Duty Stations
HA(L)-3 SeawolvesUSS Garrett County (LST-786)
  1966-1967, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1967-1967, 131X, USS Garrett County (LST-786)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1969 Operation Game Warden
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 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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