SIDNEY W. JOHNSTON
Biography of SIDNEY W. JOHNSTON
Born in my grand mother's store in Ward, Colorado
where my father worked the coal mines.At the age
of six our family moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He started his own blacksmith shop.
I joined the U.S.Navy in 1956 through 1959.
Served on to air craft carriers.
The USS ORISKANY CVA 34 and the USS HANCOCK CVA 19.
I bumbed around visiting different cities around
the United States.
I went back in the U.S.Navy.January 1965.I was sent to
Vietnam later that year.Serving 7 campaign's through
April 1970. During my time in Vietnam I was awarded
the medals, ribbons, citations, & commendations.
Bronze Star Medal.
Silver Star Medal.
Navy Good Conduct Medal 1 bronze star.
National Defense Medal 1 bronze star.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Vietnam Campiagn Medal 1 silver star 2 bronze stars.
Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon with 1 bronze star.
Combat Action Ribbon.
Navy Battle 'E' Ribbon.
Expert Pistol & Rifle Ribbons
Cross of Gallantry Meritorious Unit Citation of
Vietnam with palm limb.
I went to college marjoring in Art
and Drafting. I became a Map Maker using the computer
I did this untill I Retired when I was 68.
I have been writing poetry for a number years plus
I am a Distinguished Member International Poets Socity
- IF I KNEW
- I'II Just Wing It
- A Journey
- It Was Best
- A BIRTHDAY POEM
- Little Shadows
- SING A SONG
- A FAR JOURNEY
- Wellcome Home Soldier
- A VIETNAM VETERAN WITH P. T. S. D.
- SOME OF MY THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY
- ONE LAST QUESTION? ?
- MY PRAYER
A BIRTHDAY POEM
Any birthday implies good times shared.
By the people who really cared,
All the tears and hardships they will endure.
Along the road of life, Just to give of self without
showing their troubles and strife.
To make a commitiment to keep on going,
No matter which way the wind is blowing.