Ralph H. Johnson Photo

Ralph H. Johnson

Born: Jan 11, 1949

Death: Mar 5, 1968

Birthplace: Charleston

Nationality: United States

Ralph H. Johnson

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1949
Date of Death : Mar 5, 1968
Birth Place : Charleston

Ralph Henry Johnson was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in March 1968 during the Vietnam War. When a hand grenade was thrown into his fighting hole, he immediately covered it with his body—absorbing the full impact of the blast—sacrificing his life to save a fellow Marine and preventing the enemy from penetrating his patrol perimeter.

Also known as

  • Ralph Henry Johnson

Awards Won

  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart
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