35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SP4 Gilton Walter Johnson    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"

Delta 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, SP4 Gilton Walter Johnson, who died in the service of his country on January 22nd, 1969 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Gilton was 20 years of age. He was from Greensburg, Louisiana. Gilton is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 34W, Line 62.

The decorations earned by SP4 Gilton Walter Johnson include: the Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze Star, 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.


Montpelier Community Cemetery


St. Helena Parish

Louisiana, USA

Cynthia Morgan Blades


friend and neighbor

830 Henry Rd.

Amite, La. 70422 USA

A Letter To Gilton

Hi Gilton, I was so young when you went off to war, but remember so many things about you. Remember the Malt Shop in Pine Grove? Also Tickfaw River where everyone went swimming almost everyday in Montpelier? I also remember you singing your favorite song all the time, especially when you would go off the swing "WOLLEY BULLEY". I still get tears in my eyes when I hear that song. I can remember Mr. Lathan (your pastor) telling you that when you came home that he was going to throw you the biggest party anyone had ever seen. And I also remember your reply I won't be coming home-and you didn't. You are still in all of our hearts and thoughts. I just hung up with your brother Donnie Ray and he is so excited that I found you on the computer; he wants me to print him a copy of this for him. Gilton, we all love you and miss you so much****** Love Cindi Morgan Blades.