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Honor Mission
Carl S. Johnson, KIA
Phoenix, Arizona – 01-15-21


Carl S. Johnson was a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He left North Phoenix high school in 1939 at the age of 16 and joined the US Navy. Carl was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, stationed at Pearl Harbor before the start of World War II. Carl’s job was to deliver powder for the large turret guns. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The West Virginia, moored at Battleship row, was hit with multiple torpedoes and sank but was later salvaged and rebuilt for later service during World War II. Carl and more than 100 crewmen aboard died in the attack that brought the United States into World War II. Many of the deceased sailors were unable to be identified. In 2019 the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency was able to identify Carl Johnson and he will be laid to rest in his family’s plot in Phoenix, Arizona.

Staging Time: 10:10

Greenwood Memory Lawn
719 N 27th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

Ride Captain:

Mike “Sully” Sullivan,  602-751-1694
Co-Ride Captain Tim Gentry  402-210-7857
Flag Captains: Karen Swanson, Dave Schultz

Special Instructions:

Meet Co-Ride Captain in Cemetery parking lot off 27th Avenue
10:30 AM: Modified Circle of Honor
10:45 AM: Flag line in place for arrival of our hero’s escort
11:00 AM: Military Honors
Special Notes: Following CDC/Government guidelines/mandates and directives from our State Captain, the following precautions are to be followed:· All members are required to wear a face mask/cloth covering at all times during the mission. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you stand down and stay home. There are no exceptions.· No handshakes, elbow bumps or hugs for greetings and goodbyes.· If you feel ill or have a temperature, please stay home until you improve.· If you have medical condition(s) that make you at high risk we ask that you please stand down until conditions improve.· Maintain a minimum of six-foot distance from other members when standing the flag line. Maintain at least 15 feet separation from all family members, cemetery personnel, Honor Guard, funeral home staff, clergy, etc.· Wash your hands before, during (as practical), and after the mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Mike Sullivan
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain

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