Body Richard “Dick” Dean Johnson passed away on February 8th, 2022, in Branson, Missouri, at the age of 93. Richard grew up in Joplin, Missouri, and enlisted with the United States Marine Corp in 1948 and fought in the Chosin Battle of the Korean War in the Winter of 1950. He was one of only 15 survivors in his company of 255 marines, who were cut off by the Chinese Military in the northern region of Korea, near the Chosin reservoir. This epic battle, in which the UN forces totaling 30,000 troops were substantially outnumbered by 120,000 Chinese troops but fought their way south to a secured area for evacuation by sea after surviving 3 grueling weeks in the Mountains of North Korea with temperatures as cold as -38F. Richard was recently acknowledged for his participation in the Korean War Chosin Battle and one of few survivors, by Missouri State and Federal Congressional members with presentations in Branson, Missouri. (See more info on this in the Jan 14, 2022, edition of the Branson Globe newspaper). In addition, the Mayor of Branson, Missouri, proclaimed January 20th as Richard D. Johnson Day to acknowledge Richard’s service and loyalty to our country.