Captain Omer L. “Lou” Johnson, SC, USN (Ret)

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Captain Omer Louis (Lou) Johnson, SC, USN (Ret) of Olney, Maryland passed away. Captain Johnson enlisted in the Navy in 1947 and retired in 1989 after 42 years of service. Following commissioning as an Ensign in 1958, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. Decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal the latter being awarded for his efforts in continuing continued fuel support of the Fleet during the 1973-1974 embargo while serving as fuels officer on the staff of the Pacific Fleet Commander. Duty stations included: Defense Fuel Supply Center, Alexandria, VA; USS Grand Canyon (AR 28); Staff, Commander, Naval Logistics Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Staff, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Philippines; Naval Supply Center, Newport, RI; Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, DC; Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., and Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Thailand. He later served as Commander, Defense Fuel Region Europe and was serving as Commander of the Pacific Fuel Region at the time of his retirement.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife. Survivors include his two daughters, three grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers. A memorial service was held May 20, 2015 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Graveside service and interment with full military honors took place on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

July/August 2015