Johnson, Larry Howard


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: A Troop, 1st 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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 5-Feb-1948

Hometown: Decorah, Iowa

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Feb-1968

Start of tour: 19-Apr-1969

Incident date: 6-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 6-Jul-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Larry Howard Johnson was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Commander of armored personnel carrier (APC) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Kurtis Aurel Berry
SGT Larry Howard Johnson
SP4 William Francis Rigdon

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 580 380

Place of interment: Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Washington Prairie, Iowa, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 070 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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