Name: Gary Lee Johnson
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army
Unit: Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division
Date of Birth: 07 June 1948 (Culver City CA)
Home City of Record: Malibu CA
Date of Loss: 18 February 1971
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 160431N 1071910E (YC481785)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the
P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998.
Other Personnel in Incident: Walter E. Demsey; George P. Berg; Gerald E.Woods (all missing from UH1H); Allen R. Lloyd; Ronald L. Watson (missing from Special Forces team)
REMARKS: KIA CRASH - REMS TAGD - NO RECV - J
SYNOPSIS: WO Gerald E. Woods, pilot; WO George P. Berg, aircraft commander; SP4 Gary L. Johnson, door gunner; SP4 Walter Demsey, crew chief; were assigned to Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.
On February 18, 1971, their UH1H was dispatched as part of a flight of four on an emergency patrol extraction mission on the west side of the A Shau Valley in Thua Tin Province, South Vietnam. The patrol to be rescued included Sgt.Allen R. Lloyd, Capt. Ronald L. Watson and SFC Samuel Hernandez, part of Special Operations Augmentation, Command
& Control North, 5th Special Forces Group.