Johnson, Lane Carston


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 11-Mar-1947

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Marital status: Married to Michela L. Johnson

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 9-May-1968

Incident date: 11-Nov-1968

Date of casualty: 11-Nov-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Vehicle Crash (MC). Vehicle loss or crash.
Lane Carston Johnson died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle returning from combat operation when gun on a tank accidentally discharged striking his vehicle.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Lane Carston Johnson
PFC Lanny Joseph Norman

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, YS 454 869*

Place of interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 39W 049 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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