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David Alexander Johnston (1949 - 1980)

David Alexander Johnston
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Skamania County, Washington, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 22 Nov 2017
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David Johnston is Notable.
  • noted geologist who was observing and later killed by the infamous eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington state. His observation post was 6 miles away. He was the first to report that the eruption had begun.[1]
  • died in the blast from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980. Is included on the memorial, dedicated in 2000, for the known victims of the blast.[2]
  • The ridge where he was last stationed now bears his name[3]
  • body was never recovered[2] but remnants of his USGS trailer were uncovered in 1993[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: David A. Johnston. Accessed 22 Nov 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mt. St. Helens: The Victims of the Eruption. accessed 22 Nov. 2017
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #185390050, accessed 22 Nov 2017

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