GYSGT Moncie Johns KIA Basra 06/17/14
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.
(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)
Posted by Dave Smith
Posted by Dave Smith
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 email@example.com Once again my love and prayers go out to the entire family.
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
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) .
Just posted the $10k milestone on Facebook and now pulling another challenge for everyone....Lets double the ante and raise the stakes to $20k!
Have there been any funeral arrangements made? If so please post them
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.
REST EASY..AND MAY YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HAVE AMAZING STRONG MEMORIES OF YOUR PERSONAL STORY.. NEVER FORGOTTEN.. REST EASY AND FLY HIGH..