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Thurmond L. "Johnny" Johnson
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
American Memory
From a contemporary press report:

Died on October 2, 1997, at Dallas, Texas, formerly of Burke, Virginia.

He graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas, Austin.

Johnny served during the Viet Nam War. He was a U.S. Air Force Senior Command Pilot and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and three Air Force Commendation Medals.

After his retirement from the USAF, he enjoyed a successful career as a contract director and consultant for national and international transportation authorities.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 30 years, Amelia DeCapua Johnson; one son, Steven L. Johnson of Ashburn, VA; three grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew and Robert. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at Arlington National Cemetery.

TL Johnson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Updated: 3 December 2001 Updated: 29 May 2006 Updated: 21 August 2006
Distinguished Flying Cross

Bronze Star Medal

Air Medal