Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson
 

SSG Thomas “Egor” Johnson was inducted into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame for his life-long impact on the DUSTOFF Association and his contributions to the legacy of DUSTOFF. He served 3 combat tours in Viet Nam and was awarded 17 Air Medals, 4 for Valor; the Bronze Star Medal; 2 Army Commendation Medals for Valor; and 3 Purple Heart Medals. Upon his return from Viet Nam, Egor set out to establish what has become the DUSTOFF Association. It was his vision that the DUSTOFF Association would protect and honor the legacy of Army aeromedical evacuation. The result of his efforts is an organization that today stands in the breach to defend such efforts as the award of the Combat Medical Badge to DUSTOFF crewmembers. The Association has served as an advocate for modernization of aircraft and equipment. His legacy as a DUSTOFFer means putting others before oneself, never leaving a comrade behind, standing up for those in need, taking one’s vision and making it happen through persistent hard work, and living an honorable life dedicated to serving our fighting forces. Egor Johnson was inducted into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame on 18 February 2007.