Johnny Wayne Ogle

Military Data
Note Posthumous Promotion as indicated
MOS 11B10 Infantryman
Length Service **
Unit C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 16 August 1969
Incident Date 9 July 1970
Casualty Date 9 July 1970
Age at Loss 21
Location Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

Vietnam Wall Panel 08W Line 004

Sgt Johnny Wayne Ogle, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Burnsville, NC.

Sergeant Johnny Wayne Ogle was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SGT Ogle served our country until July 9th, 1970 in Log An Province, Bing Thuy, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Johnny died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. Johnny was born on May 18th, 1949 in Burnsville, North Carolina. SGT Ogle is on panel 08W, line 004 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

To Vietnam Johnny did go, To Cu Chi, Chamberlain and Ap Si Do. We’d set our ambush under the stars, And watch and wait, and wonder if our Fate would let us see another day. To dream of freedom birds flying us away, From Vietnam. On standdown Johnny would play guitar, and sing of Ira Hayes from another war. In those long nights of comaraderie, We’d forget the bonds of our humanity. And for a moment home didn’t seem so far away, from Vietnam. From the Appalachian Mountains Johnny did come To paddies, swamps and jungles. He carried the machine gun, sniffing ’round the hills near FSB Colorado, Then on to Cambodia to hunt and kill our foe. To serve his country, to fight for the USA And finally to Xuan Loc to meet that awful day in Vietnam. Edmond Fee.

My Brother, I am honored to call you my brother. Honor, duty, responsibility, and standing up for the things you believed in came as naturally to you as playing the guitar and singing the Country Music that you loved so much. You loved life, but was proud to serve your country when duty called in the midst of war. I love you, all your family loves you, and we miss you so. Rest now, Dear Johnny. One day we will all be together again and hear you play your music once more. Cathy Ogle Silver.

Served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, Wolfhounds, 25th Infantry Division, Tropic Lightning.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s BadgeCIB, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The viet Service Medal, The Republic of viet Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial
Eddie McMahan Cemetery, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA

 

Photo of Johnny Ogle was taken in the field, near FSB Colorado, March or April, 1970, His M-60 machine gun is at his feet. Photo courtesy of Edmond Fee.

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