1Lt Walter B. Johnson, Jr., Class of 1975, was killed in an F-4 crash near Gila Bend. Arizona, on 14 July 1977. He is survived by his wife, Sybil, of 6530 West Ocotillo Road, Apt. J314, Glendale, AZ 85301; and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Johnson, Sr., Box 72A, Lusby, MD 20657
Lt. Johnson served in the 6th Cadet Squadron. He was on the Commandant’s List one semester, the Dean’s List three semesters, and the Superintendents List one semester; he majored in International Affairs. Lt. Johnson was a member of the Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps and the History Club.
After receiving his pilot wings at Webb AFB, Lt. Johnson was assigned to the 426th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Luke AFB.
Funeral services for Lt. Johnson were held on 19 July 1977 in the Protestant Cadet Chapel, with interment at the Academy Cemetery.