HARTFORD, CT, USA U.S. Army LCPL, WPNS CO, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-5, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC HABBANIYAH, IRAQ 09/03/2006
Philip Alexander Johnson was born on April 29, 1987 in Hartford,CT the beloved son of Louis and Kathy (Titus) Johnson. Philip was the younger of their two children.
Philip was a graduate of Enfield High School Class of 2005. He was involved with the wrestling team during his Junior year. He was a member of Voices Incorporated, a choral program that integrated both Enfield High Schools. He enjoyed music tremendously and played several instruments including saxophone, drums, keyboards, and bass guitar. His musical idol was Paul McCartney, who he got to see in concert.
Philip’s love for his country was strong and true. He wanted nothing more than to be a Marine from the time he knew what a Marine was. There is a certain pride in a Marines’ eye very early on in life and he had that pride. He joined the Westover Young Marines when he was 11 and remained with the unit through high school. Philip was heavily involved with the Westover Young Marines where he took his duties very seriously. Philip left for Parris Island in Aug. 2005. During boot camp he achieved the position of Squad Leader and Platoon Guide. He graduated from Parris Island Oct. 17, 2005 with the rank of PFC and quickly earned the rank of LCPL.
Besides his parents, Philip is survived by his loving family.
LCPL Jophnson’s personal awards include, One Purple Heart, One Combat Action Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Medal.
Johnson’s remembered by many as a young man with goals and a drive to help people.