Roy L. Johnson Military Person

Roy l johnson

Admiral Roy Lee Johnson (March 18, 1906 – March 20, 1999) served as Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, from 1965–1967. In his previous post as Commander, United States Seventh Fleet, he gave the orders to the Maddox (DD-731) and Turner Joy (DD-951) to return fire, in what became known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Admiral Johnson was the first captain of the Forrestal (CVA-59) first of the new supercarriers, commissioned in 1955. Born in Eunice, Louisiana to John Edward Johnson and the former Hetty Mae Long, Admiral Johnson was the eldest of 12 children. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy as a Midshipman on June 15, 1925. At Annapolis he played varsity baseball and was on the staff of academy yearbook, the Lucky Bag. He graduated from the Naval Academy on June 6, 1929 and married the former Margaret Louise Gross (November 26, 1910 – July 4, 1998), on the same day. His first assignment as a junior officer was aboard the battleship Tennessee (BB-43). In May 1930, he was transferred to the battleship West Virginia (BB-48) for duty on the Staff of Commander Battleship Divisions, Battle Fleet.

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Date of birth
March 18th, 1906
Date of death
March 20th, 1999 at age of 93




1. United States Naval Academy Colleges/University

The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, approximately 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore, Maryland. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments.

2010. 7.11 mil. $
Institution colors
October 10th, 1845
121 Blake Road, 21402 - Annapolis, Maryland
2012. 4,536
2010. 4,603
2009. 4,568
Acceptance rate
2012. 6.8 %
2010. 7.0 %
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