William Ennis Johnson, RMC Ret. 1938-2003 1955  joined the Navy at the age of 17, Houston Texas 1956  recruit training and RM 'A' school at San Diego 1956  USS Nereus (AS17) San Diego 1956  US Naval Station, Kwajaline Island 1956-58 NavCommSta Guam 1958 (June) thru 1959 (Oct) USS Dunn County (LST742) San Diego - US 7th Fleet - Detached Steaming in Alaska 1959 (Nov) thru 1961 (Sep) Civilian, broken service period. 1961 thru 1962 (Jan) ComPhibRon1 (Staff duty) USS Henrico (APA45) 1962 (Jan) thru 1964 (Nov) BEACH JUMPER UNIT 1 TEAM 12 1964 (Nov) thru 1965 (Aug) Radioman Class 'B' School, San Diego 1965 (Aug) thru 1966 (Sep) BEACH JUMPER UNIT 1 TEAM 12 1966 (Oct) thru 1967 (Nov) NAVCOMCENTER PENTAGON CNO Comm. Center 1967 (Nov) thru 1969 (Nov) BEACH JUMPER UNIT 1 TEAM 12 1972 (Jun) thru 1974 (Jun) Naval Air Station, Dallas Texas 1974 (Jun) thru 1976 (Aug) Officer Recruiting Office, Univ.of Oklahoma Norman Main Campus, Student Union Bldg. 1976 (Sep) thru 1977 (Jan) USS Monticella (LSD35) San Diego 1977 (Jan) to 1977 (Feb) Balboa Naval Hospital, major vascular surgery 1977 (Feb) thru 1977 (Nov) US Naval Air Station, Dallas Texas 1977 placed on temporary disability retired list 1979 Permanent Disabled Retired List and Discharge During the next three years I spent considerable time at Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, Texas, attending security debriefings related to very special PsyOP and ESI, and the  TOP SECRET clearance held while in the Beach Jumpers. When I come to the end of the day, And the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long, And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared--- Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take, And each must go alone. It's all part of the maker's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know. And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds--- Miss me, but let me go. Author unknown
RMC William E. Johnson BJU-1 Team 12 1962-69   d. 8-23-2003 “Fair winds and following seas” No obit on file. If one exists for this member kindly forward a copy to admin@beachjumpers.com for proper posting on this website.
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