GYSGT Moncie Johns KIA Basra 06/17/14

$13,940 of $12.5k goal

Raised by 165 people in 30 months
Gunnery Sergeant Moncie Johns was killed in Basra, Iraq on June 17, 2014 while supporting US missions and serving as a contractor. He was retired from the Marine Corps but still desired to serve, protect, and defend the Iraqi people. Details are forthcoming due to the nature of the incident.

Gunny Johns was one of the finest Marines ever to wear the uniform. He embodied the values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. He was dependable, intellgent, fearless, and always the first one to volunteer for the tough assignments. He was due to return home to his young daughters in 4 days.
 
Gunnery Sergeant Johns led Marines in a variety of units during his time in the Marines including 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, and as a Drill Instructor. 

Due to the unexpected and tragic timing of this loss, this account is being set up to help the family cover immediate needs and to set up a scholarship fund for the girls. Moncie was the definiton of leader and embodied all of the core qualities that make this nation great. Please donate, share this page, and help us to properly honor a true American hero. 

Semper Fidelis.

(For personal verification purposes, I served with Moncie in Alpha 1/4 where he was platoon sergeant for Weapons. I was in 3rd platoon. He arrived to us straight off the DI field and we deployed to Iraq/Najaf from May 2004-Feb 2005 with the 11th MEU aboard the USS Denver. Afterwards, he became our Company Gunny. You will find me on his FB friends list. I created the page as a way to help his daughters and family. The money will go directly to his brother Mike. Please feel free to email or message me with any questions via the link on this page. I can provide additional references, verification, or anything else that will put your mind at ease and give you 100% confidence that 100% of the funds raised will go to the immediate family. Thank you. -Dave)



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Update 2
Posted by Dave Smith
29 months ago
Update for Moncie Lamar Johns Memorial Service: The family has planned a memorial service for Moncie Lamar Johns to be held in Brantley County, Georgia on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553. The service will begin at 2:00pm and a meal will be served immediately after the service. All family and friends are welcome to come and pay tribute to a wonderful man gone too soon. Anyone wishing to send flowers may do so to Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553 (Church will be open on Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28 or contact Rose Johns 912 462-6568 or Sandy Johns Broxton 912 565-9124) .
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Update 1
Posted by Dave Smith
30 months ago
We have reached $10,000!!! Thank you so much to all who have donated, shared, and supported this. Gunny Johns was an amazing leader, mentor, Marine, and father. He loved his girls more than words could ever say and it was visible every single day. It is impossible to express how thankful we are to see so many people willing to support his family in this time. Thank you so much!!! Please continue to spread the word and share on your social media networks. God bless.

Thank you! $10,000 and going strong!!!
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Susan Tisdale
26 months ago

I am so deeply saddened to find out about this. I couldn't sleep tonight and Lamar entered my thoughts as I began to drift off to sleep. I felt the need to do a search on Google and I found this. Lamar was my brother in-law for awhile years ago and I terribly regret not keeping up with him over the years as I do with the rest of the family. I remember how excited he was when he began his military career what seems like yesterday to me. My prayers are with the entire family as they will continue to be always. Lamar meant a lot to me and has held a special place in my heart as he will forever more. Felisha, Mike, and Bill I will try to find you guys on Facebook as I have tried many times over the years but I can be reached at 803.417.0154 or by email at susantisdale@me.com Once again my love and prayers go out to the entire family.

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Felisha Ponsell
29 months ago

I am truly blessed by everyone's generosity. I miss my brother very much and am so proud of everything he accomplished in his life. He was truly a selfless person in every way. Thanks so much for everyone's prayers pictures and all the wonderful stories I've seen on Facebook. These things mean a lot to us. Semper Fi

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Vicky Simpson
29 months ago

Update for Moncie Lamar Johns Memorial Service: The family has planned a memorial service for Moncie Lamar Johns to be held in Brantley County, Georgia on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553. The service will begin at 2:00pm and a meal will be served immediately after the service. All family and friends are welcome to come and pay tribute to a wonderful man gone too soon. Anyone wishing to send flowers may do so to Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553 (Church will be open on Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28 or contact Rose Johns 912 462-6568 or Sandy Johns Broxton 912 565-9124) .

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Kerry Patton
30 months ago

Just posted the $10k milestone on Facebook and now pulling another challenge for everyone....Lets double the ante and raise the stakes to $20k!

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Frank Rhea
30 months ago

Have there been any funeral arrangements made? If so please post them

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Colleen Callan
30 months ago

I have five heroes that are honored out of camp pendleton and i know if its within the means they to will assist with supporting some memorial for u.

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Colleen Callan
30 months ago

REST EASY..AND MAY YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HAVE AMAZING STRONG MEMORIES OF YOUR PERSONAL STORY.. NEVER FORGOTTEN.. REST EASY AND FLY HIGH..

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$13,940 of $12.5k goal

Raised by 165 people in 30 months
Created June 18, 2014
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Johnny Crespo
27 months ago

From all of your brothers who were at the 2014 Raider Reunion. Semper Fi Gunny. Miss and love you! RIP Raider!!!

$100
Lainie Mckinnon
29 months ago

You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten.

MR
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Matthew Reiley
29 months ago
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alisha roberson
29 months ago
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Adrian Tovar
29 months ago

Unreal... Rest easy, Gunny!

RG
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Rob Grimes
29 months ago

Semper Fidelis warrior...never met you but we chatted many times. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to a grateful nation. May God rest your soul for eternity. Semper Fidelis, GMan

KG
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Kyle Guthrie
29 months ago
$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
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Mike Largen
29 months ago
$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
Susan Tisdale
26 months ago

I am so deeply saddened to find out about this. I couldn't sleep tonight and Lamar entered my thoughts as I began to drift off to sleep. I felt the need to do a search on Google and I found this. Lamar was my brother in-law for awhile years ago and I terribly regret not keeping up with him over the years as I do with the rest of the family. I remember how excited he was when he began his military career what seems like yesterday to me. My prayers are with the entire family as they will continue to be always. Lamar meant a lot to me and has held a special place in my heart as he will forever more. Felisha, Mike, and Bill I will try to find you guys on Facebook as I have tried many times over the years but I can be reached at 803.417.0154 or by email at susantisdale@me.com Once again my love and prayers go out to the entire family.

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Felisha Ponsell
29 months ago

I am truly blessed by everyone's generosity. I miss my brother very much and am so proud of everything he accomplished in his life. He was truly a selfless person in every way. Thanks so much for everyone's prayers pictures and all the wonderful stories I've seen on Facebook. These things mean a lot to us. Semper Fi

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Vicky Simpson
29 months ago

Update for Moncie Lamar Johns Memorial Service: The family has planned a memorial service for Moncie Lamar Johns to be held in Brantley County, Georgia on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553. The service will begin at 2:00pm and a meal will be served immediately after the service. All family and friends are welcome to come and pay tribute to a wonderful man gone too soon. Anyone wishing to send flowers may do so to Hickox Praise and Worship Church, 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia 31553 (Church will be open on Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28 or contact Rose Johns 912 462-6568 or Sandy Johns Broxton 912 565-9124) .

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Kerry Patton
30 months ago

Just posted the $10k milestone on Facebook and now pulling another challenge for everyone....Lets double the ante and raise the stakes to $20k!

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Frank Rhea
30 months ago

Have there been any funeral arrangements made? If so please post them

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Colleen Callan
30 months ago

I have five heroes that are honored out of camp pendleton and i know if its within the means they to will assist with supporting some memorial for u.

+ Read More
Colleen Callan
30 months ago

REST EASY..AND MAY YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HAVE AMAZING STRONG MEMORIES OF YOUR PERSONAL STORY.. NEVER FORGOTTEN.. REST EASY AND FLY HIGH..

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