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Vietnam War Veteran

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Vietnam War Veteran


Christopher Buck Johnson was born, April 10, 1941, in Alva, Oklahoma to Charles and Aline Johnson.

He grew up in Alva. Christopher joined the service and served his Country honorably.

His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him a purple heart and bronze medal. He flew helicopters, ran many search and rescue missions, saving and helping anyone he could. He retired with honors from the US Army as an officer.

Upon retiring from the army, he flew helicopters offshore, in Texas and Louisiana. He then moved to a farm in Neosho Missouri where he built a log cabin, and owned a used car business. Christopher never met a stranger and was known for helping anyone he came in contact with. When his mother became ill, he took care of her. He was very close to his family. He and his dog "peanuts" were well known in Neosho.

Christopher passed away on June 26, 2008, in the Joplin Freeman Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughters, Sarah Jones and Jessica and her husband David Beck, both of Oklahoma City, two grandchildren, Christopher Beck and his wife Louis of Oklahoma City, three great grandchildren, Peter, Eric and Trudy Beck, two sisters, Roseanne Blaire of Sturgis, South Dakota and Christine Carter and her husband Del of Jay, Aunt Tracy Morgan of Alva, Uncle George Johnson of Alva, other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.