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  SSG Johnnie Merrit Tenon    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Bravo Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SSG Johnnie Merrit Tenon, who died in the service of his country on March 17th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Johnnie was 33 years of age. He was from Columbus, Georgia. Johnnie is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 06E, Line 19.

The decorations earned by SSG Johnnie Merrit Tenon include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


SSG Tenon is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Plot Y 956