Memorial For Virgil Johnson; Old Breed Marine

The Memorial Service for Virgil “Vic” Johnson will be held at Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 1pm at St Hillary’s Episcopal Church 11305 Hesperia Road Hesperia, Ca.

“To the good man, to die is to gain” St. Ambrose

Vic Johnson was a Marine par excellance and embodied every value and tradition of the  United States Marine Corps. For Vic, Honor and Integrity were verbs. He was a founding and Charter member of the Victor Valley Marine Corps League, serving as their Sgt. of Arms from the founding until his passing to the Supreme Commandant.

Vic was a retired Master Sgt and highly decorated Vietnam Veteran. The recipient of the Bronze Star, Two Presidential Unit citations for heroism and two Navy Commendation Medals for valor. He was also a revered Drill Sgt during his 23 year career in the Marine Corps.

The motto Semper Fidelis, (always faithful), often used amongst fellow Marines was sewn into this mans mettle. First to arrive and last to leave at every meeting the local Marine Corps League.

The term Old Breed is applied to so few these days as they are moving on to glory. This writer is adorned with the pride and honor to have called this man friend. Teacher, mentor and sparkling story teller, he will hold a place for eternity in our hearts.

Virgil Johnson is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Johnson, and his son Doug Johnson.  Donations would be graciously accepted by the family. Any further information can be gained at 760-550-8083

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