Donald A. Johnson
Colonel, Untied States Army
Donald A. Johnson, 62, a retired Army colonel who spent most of his military career as a health care administrator, died August 7, 2002, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had multiple myeloma.
Colonel Johnson, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Morgan State University and received a master's degree in health care administration at Baylor University.
In 1962, he began his 30-year military career, 21 years of which were spent in health care administration. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and various locations in the United States. He had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1970.
Colonel Johnson attended the Army's Command and General Staff College, the Army War College and the American College of Health Care Executives. His decorations included a Legion of Merit with an oak leaf cluster, a Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters and a Meritorious Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster.
After his military retirement, he was a senior medical science and technology consultant for the Logistics Management Institute assigned to the Army's Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline I. Johnson
of Silver Spring; three children, Donald A. Johnson Jr. of Rockville, Kelly
J. Johnson of Rockville and Stephen T. Johnson of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
JOHNSON, DONALD A., SR., Col. USA (Ret.)
Of Silver Spring, MD, entered into eternal
rest on August 7, 2002. He was the
Funeral services are to be held on Tuesday,
August 20, 9 a.m. at the Memorial Chapel in Fort Myers, VA with interment
to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer
Society may be made in lieu of flowers. Donations in memory of Col. Donald
A. Johnson can be made by phone at 1-800-ACS-2345, by mail to American
Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902 or on line
Updated: 8 March 2003