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SP/4 Milton Jay Johnson
C Company, 720th MP Battalion
, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade

Line Of Duty Casualty ~ 9 July 1968 ~ Vietnam

They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some meaning.

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

I am his niece, Tina Johnson. If you worked with or knew "Jay" from C Company in Vietnam please e-mail me at

        SP/4 Johnson was a shortimer and was assigned to manage the company day room for the last few weeks of his tour. It was approximately 0700 hours [7:00AM] when someone came into the Orderly Room and reported to SP/4 Ron Hensehman (acting) Charge of Quarters, that Milt had passed out and collapsed. Rather than wait for an ambulance the men put him into the First Sergeants Jeep and drove him to the 24th Evacuation Hospital. Later that day they were informed that Milt had died from a form of sleeping sickness.

It is believed that SP/4 Johnson died from complications related to malaria. If you can provide any information, please notify the History Project Manager via the Email Link at the top of this page.

Last name: JOHNSON
First name: MILTON JAY
Home of Record (official): PITKIN
State (official): LA
Date of Birth: Sunday, September 28, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: RA11570134
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 95B20

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Thursday, August 31, 1967
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, July 9, 1968
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Illness, disease (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Bien Hoa
The Wall: Panel 52W - Row 006

111803 Information Wanted S/P 4 Milton J. Johnson served our country until his death on July 9, 1968, he served in C Company of the 720th MP Battalion.

        Milts nickname was "Hawk". His parents names are Charley and Dovie (Ware) Johnson. His siblings are: Joseph Johnson, Charles Herman Johnson, Thelma (Johnson) McKee, Troy Lee Johnson, Milford Ray Johnson, Rudolph Johnson, Larry Dwayne Johnson, Roger Dale Johnson, and Alan Johnson.
         Milt was an awesome basketball player in high school, and he wanted to join the FBI.He was engaged at the time of his death. He is buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, in Cravens, Louisiana.

         I am trying to find anyone who knew him, has pictures of him, or can tell me about him. I am his niece, Tina Johnson. Please e-mail me at


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