Richie Johnson

[9 MAY 1932 - E1 - 20252 - 11 AUG 1965]

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Bob Soper - Connie Aldrich (Brideís college roommate) - John Passafiume - Joan Somers - (Brideís Sister) - Margaret Ann Muller (Art Mullerís Sister) and Dan Dugan - Norm Blahuta - Anne Merrick - Rich Johnson - Beth Dugan (Danís Sister) [DEC 1955]



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E-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Nidever - Olive - McNair - Lapham (CO) - Nordlie - Cathey - Keegan - 2nd Row: Dugan - Burrus - Norm Smith - 3rd Row: Daly - Strati - Muller - 4th Row: Blahuta - Arthur - 5th Row: Ralls - Hinrichs - Richie Johnson - Singer - Coleman



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E-1 Plebes - 1st Row: D. Macdonald - Leaver - Dugan - Daly - Schriefer - Burrus - 2/3 Row: Blahuta - Coleman - Hinrichs - Singer - Strati - 4/5 Row: Nordlie - R. Johnson - Wuerz - N. Smith - Kirk - 6/7 Row: McNair - Olive - Keegan - Ralls - Lapham - Cathey - Muller - Nidever



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RD Johnson - Cathey - Wiegand - Buchwald
[2nd Bn Staff - 1st Regt]



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Richard Damon Johnson

Richard Damon Johnson was born on 9 May 1932 in Cornwall, New York. He was admitted to West Point as a Qualified Alternate and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company E1, played soccer for four years and was a Cadet Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant his first class year. He Graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Armor.


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Richie was stationed at Edwards AFB CA at the time of his death. He was assigned as a Flight Test Engineer, a 'Utilization' Tour following MS Aero training at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Richie was on his way to the prestigious Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River Maryland NAS. He was killed during his U-8 Transition Training when he and his IP got into bad weather. He was a devoted husband to Carol and father to his children. He now rests in peace with the Lord.



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Maj Richard Damon "Richie" Johnson

Birth: May 9, 1932
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1965
Edwards
Kern County
California, USA

USMA Class of 1955. He was the son of Oscar and Olive Johnson.

Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section VI, Site 152.


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