Jimmy Johnson was an extraordinarily
accomplished enlisted /officer medic. After a tour as a combat medic
in Vietnam, he volunteered for DUSTOFF duty. On a night mission
during a tropical storm in mountains, he flew 9 hours loading and
treated scores of wounded under constant enemy fire. Jimmy
volunteered to go back again and again despite the fact that the
Aircraft Commander used 3 pilots and 2 Crew Chiefs to complete the
missions. On another mission when the pilot was severely wounded,
Jimmy quickly pulled the pins on the seat and treated the pilot's
wounds saving his life. He participated in 800 missions treating
over 2,000 patients who would not have survived without his bravery.
He was later commissioned an Army Nurse and continued to care for
patients in the Gulf War and all over the world. Jimmy's service to
the American Soldier in peace and in combat, as an enlisted and as
an officer is truly unique. Jimmy Johnson was inducted into the
DUSTOFF Hall of Fame on 20 February 2010.