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CPL EDWARD A. JOHNSTON

Corporal Edward A. Johnston
Photo Courtesy of the Johnson family

 

BORN: December 10, 1960
PARENTS: Edwin and Mary Ann Johnston
ADDRESS: 24 Sexton St
HOMETOWN: Struthers, Ohio
SCHOOLING: Struthers High School 1978
MARITAL STATUS: Married
SPOUSE: Mary Lynn West
DATE OF MARRIAGE: February 3, 1979
CHILDREN: Daughter
 
CONFLICT: Operation Peacekeeper
BRANCH: US Marine Corp
MILITARY ID:  
ENLISTMENT: October 8, 1980
RESIDENCE STATE: Ohio
RESIDENCE COUNTY: Mahoning
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP: White
RANK: Corporal
UNIT: 8th Marines, 24th Detachment Amphibious Unit, Weapons Co., 1st Battalion
OCCUPATION: Mortarman
DEATH: October 23, 1983
CASUALTY LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon
CAUSE: Terrorist Attack
CASUALTY INDICATOR: Hostile Death
CASUALTY REASON NAME: Explosive Device
CAUSE CODE: Peacetime
OPERATION/INCIDENT NAME Lebanon Baracks Bombing
KNOWN AWARDS: Purple Heart
BURIAL: Lake Park Cemetery - Youngstown, OH
PLOT: Military Section  Row 7  Grave 3
 
References:
The U.S. National Archives and Records, Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Public Use File, 1950-2005, 6/28/1950 - 5/28/2006