Memorial Page Established by Antoine Chamberland
In Honor Of Philip Johnson
Your Memorial Marine Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson
19, of Hartford, Conn.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II
Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 3 while conducting combat
operations in Habbaniyah, Iraq.
LCPL Johnson was born in Hartford, CT, the son of Louis and Kathy (Titus) Johnson. Philip
was a graduate of Enfield High School Class of 2005. He was a member of the wrestling team
during his junior year and he was also a member of Voices Incorporated, a choral program
that integrated both Enfield high schools. Philip enjoyed music tremendously and played
several instruments including saxophone, keyboards, drums and bass guitar. Philip's love for
his country was strong and true; he wanted nothing more than to be a United States Marine
from the time that he discovered what a Marine
was. There is a certain pride in a Marine's eye from the moment that they earn their Eagle,
Globe and Anchor and this pride radiated from Philip.
Philip was a dedicated member of the Westover Young Marines at Westover Air Base, MA. He
joined the Young Marines at the age of 11 achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant before being
honorablydischarged in 2005 prior to joining the US Marine Corps. Philip took this step with
solemn foresight that he was meant to serve his country through the Marine Corps. Philip
began his journey as a Marine in August 2005 at Parris Island, the Marine Corps basic
training base. Before graduating as a US Marine, Philip achieved the positions of squad leader
and platoon guide an honor bestowed upon a select few that demonstrate leadership and
After basic training, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC where he trained with the 2nd
Marines Scout Sniper Weapons Unit. LCPL Johnson was a member of the 3D BN 2D MAR
KILO Company while in Iraq.
LCPL Johnson is survived by his immediate family; Lou and Kathy, parents; Jessica, sister;
Beverly, grandmother; Doris, great-grandmother; Bill, uncle and Josephine, aunt. Phil is also
survived by Aunt and Uncle Anne and Rick Honn; Uncle and Aunt Andy and Lori Titus; Uncle
Paul Titus, and Cousins, Jimaine Titus, Joe and Jonathan Titus, Jacob and Andrew Honn
and Bill and Missy Johnson.
June 6, 2013
I never met you...I am sorry it took me all this time to find my way back...rest in peace, from
October 24, 2011
Hey buddy.. Since your memorial after you passed I've had the picture of you that I made as a
necklace hanging in my car. Every car I've changed to, you've followed me in. Today for some
reason, I thought about you a little more then I normally do when I look at it.. I thought of all
the conversations and laughs we had in high school, thought of the last things we talked
about before I moved from enfield, and last but not least thought about the day I heard you
passed, wishing it wasn't true. I love you miss you and want you to know that I always think
of you and those 2 different colored eyes that looked back at us. My Hero, keep watching over
us... you truly are missed.
December 31, 2011
Hey bud its been a while. I still think of your eyes and feel like ur looking down on me. i know
ur up there watching over ur mom and dad and all of us. We miss you alot. I wonder what u
would be up to right now if you were still here with us. Its been 4 years ill never forget being
pregant at your funeral. Something still to this day i cannot believe even occured. I miss u so
much. losing two of my closest friends really hurts i carry yours and joshes pics in my purse
at all times. I miss u guys just so much joshes death opened up my wound and the hurt i felt
when i lost you. Its hard but i know ur somewhere happier and i believe your still with us. So
just thought id let u know i love you and miss you. Happy New Year Brother.
May 11, 2010
In Honor Of Philip Johnson
Tony, thanks for all you do, for our family and so many others. Your efforts do not go in vain
To my son, Philip, you are still with me in my dreams, and I'll see you on the other side.
|LCpl. Philip A. Johnson
United States Marine Corps
KIA 03 September 2006, Iraq