35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

Back    KIA Index    Search

  PFC Ray Eldridge 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"

Charlie Company
2nd 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, PFC Ray Eldridge Johnson, who died in the service of his country on August 4th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Mortars (Wounded 08/02/1966). At the time of his death Ray was 19 years of age. He was from Oakland, California. Ray is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 9E, Line 105.

The decorations earned by PFC Ray Eldridge Johnson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.

Antoinette "Toni" Chestang
1750 - 104th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94603 UNITED STATES
Remember when my husband, "Pepper" and I would be at the Lux Theater in Oakland and you would be cracking up, real loud and would make everyone in the movie laugh.
Monday, October 23, 2000