JOSEPH T. JOHNSON, LTJG, USN
Joseph Johnson '67
Date of birth: January 5, 1945
Date of death: January 29, 1969
From the 1967 Lucky Bag:
From the April 1969 issue of SHIPMATE:
Lt.(jg) Joseph T. Johnson, USN, died 29 Jan. as a result of an aircraft accident near the Naval Air Station at Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. Services were held at the Arlington National Cemetery Chapel, with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
Lt. (jg) Johnson was born in Princeton, Ind., and was graduated from the Naval Academy with the class of 1967. A member of the Twenty-first Company at the Academy, he participated in fencing, lacrosse and crew. He had basic air training at Pensacola, Fla., followed by duty with Training Squadron One at Saufley Field and with Training Squadron Three at Whiting Field. He completed advanced training with Training Squadron 27 at Corpus Christi, Tex., and received his wings in October 1968. Lt.(jg) returned to VT-3 as a formation flight instructor.
Survivors include his widow Shirley of 12 Liberty Dr., Milton, Fl. 32570, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hal R. Johnson of 118 Pear St., Mt. Carmel, II. 62863.
From the Class of 1967's 50th Reunion Yearbook, courtesy of William Belden '67:
LT (jg) Joe Johnson died in an aircraft accident on 29 Jan 69 returning to NAS Whiting Field in Milton, FL after a routine formation training flight while attached to VT-3. He received his wings in October 68 and was assigned, along with classmates Howie Johnston (21), Bob Crockett (34), Ken Barausky (13) and Rick Cazenave (16) to Whiting as a flight instructor. Joe was a Naval Academy graduate with the class of 1967 and a member of the 21st company.
Robert Bossert '67 was in 21st Company as a 3/c; if the companies didn't shuffle then he was with Joseph.