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Dan
04-28-2005, 16:38
PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces medic dies in Afghanistan

RELEASE NUMBER: 050427-02
DATE POSTED: APRIL 28, 2005

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 28, 2005) - A Special Forces
Soldier based here died April 26 in Khanaqin, Afghanistan, when his unit was
attacked by enemy small arms fire during a combat foot patrol.

Sgt. 1st Class Allen C. Johnson, 31, a Special Forces medical sergeant
assigned to1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) here, was
fatally wounded during the attack and was later pronounced dead after being
medevaced from the scene.

The 7th SFG is currently deployed with Combined Joint Special Operations
Task Force-Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A native of Los Molinos, Calif., Johnson entered the Army in October 1991
as an infantryman. After completing infantry and airborne training at Fort
Benning, Ga., in February 1992, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th
Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash.

In 1994, he was assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk,
La., and also later served with 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment
there.

After changing his military occupational specialty from infantryman to
corrections specialist in 1996, Johnson was assigned as a corrections team
leader to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

After being reassigned in 1998 for two years with the 704th Military Police
Battalion at Fort Lewis as a squad leader, he was accepted into Special
Forces training at Fort Bragg.

Johnson arrived at the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) in
April 2000 to begin the more than two years of intense training it would
take for him to become a Special Forces medical sergeant.

He was assigned to the 7th SFG in July 2002.

Johnson's military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Primary
Leadership Development Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the
Special Forces Qualification Course and the Survival, Evasion, Resistance
and Escape Course.

His awards and decorations include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the
Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service
Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional
Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, the
Expert Infantryman Badge and the Special Forces Tab.

He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal, the
Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Medical Badge.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Eunice, and three children.



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Peregrino
04-28-2005, 16:41
Rip

The Reaper
04-28-2005, 17:16
Damn!

RIP, Sergeant.

You will be remembered.

TR

Roguish Lawyer
04-28-2005, 17:37
Rip

Ambush Master
04-28-2005, 17:46
Rip.

lrd
04-28-2005, 19:19
Rest in Peace.

Prayers going out for his wife and children.

Doc
04-28-2005, 19:23
I still have an un-opened bottle of Rum he brought back from a deployment for me before I retired. I've been saving it. Maybe it's time to open it up.

RIP

DOL

Doc

jatx
04-28-2005, 19:42
RIP. My thoughts are with his family and those of you who knew him.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
04-28-2005, 20:19
Rip.

Ambush Master
04-28-2005, 20:24
I still have an un-opened bottle of Rum he brought back from a deployment for me before I retired. I've been saving it. Maybe it's time to open it up.

RIP

DOL

Doc

Feel for you Doc. Afraid I know the feeling too well !! Thoughts and prayers out for ALL !!!

18C4V
04-28-2005, 20:36
RIP Allen,
I went though phase 4, 5, and 6 with him. Thoughts and prayers out to his family.

CommoGeek
04-29-2005, 00:56
Doc, this has been a rough one for you. SFC Munoz and now SFC Johnson.... Damn.

18C and Doc, my condolences.

Blue Skies

skipjack
04-29-2005, 01:05
May you Rest In Peace.

Doc
04-29-2005, 06:39
Thanks AM and CommoGeek.

Just the other night I was lying in bed and was listening to the rain hitting my roof and a thought came over me. While I was lying in bed all warm and dry I thought about the folks over there protecting us. They don't have the same nice conditions to sleep in I do, but because of them my family is being protected.

Here's to each and every one of them. Thanks. Your sacrafices are not in vain.

Doc

DOL

BMT (RIP)
04-29-2005, 07:03
Rip

Bmt

NousDefionsDoc
04-29-2005, 09:12
En Paz Descanse 'Mano.

Goggles Pizano
04-29-2005, 10:57
Rest in peace Sergeant. May God bless your family.

ghostinashell
04-29-2005, 12:14
RIP Sergeant

aricbcool
04-29-2005, 18:32
Rest in Peace

Dan
05-13-2005, 19:26
RELEASE NUMBER: 050513-01
DATE POSTED: MAY 13, 2005

Memorial service honors fallen Special Forces medic
Sgt. Joe Healy
U.S. Army Special Operations Command

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 13, 2005) – A memorial service here May 12 honored a Special Forces medic who was killed in action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Approximately 200 family members, friends and brothers-in-arms paid their respects to Sgt. 1st Class Allen C. Johnson at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel.

Johnson, a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), was fatally wounded during an attack in Afghanistan.

He was 31 years old.

“Allen was a beloved teammate, father and husband,” said Lt. Col. James E. Kraft, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. “He knew his duty to the mission and to his teammates on his left and right.”

Warrant Officer Daniel Carlson, a teammate of Johnson, reminisced about his “best friend in the Army.”

“Allen was one who always enjoyed his family,” Carlson said. “Our families shared July 4th together, and eat barbeque chicken with Allen’s famous barbeque sauce. He would never miss an invitation from friends.”

Carlson also said Johnson was an accomplished medical sergeant. Twice, Johnson provided medical attention to Carlson.

A native of Los Molinos, Calif., Johnson entered the Army in October 1991 as an infantryman. After completing infantry and airborne training at Fort Benning, Ga., in February 1992, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Johnson arrived at the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) in April 2000 to begin the more than two years of intense training it would take for him to become a Special Forces medical sergeant.

The ceremony began with the playing of the "National Anthem," followed by Invocation, Scripture Reading and Commander's Tribute.

During the ceremony, bagpiper John Ewell played renditions of “Amazing Grace,” and "Ballad of the Green Beret."

Then per military custom, The Last Roll Call was held, followed by Firing of Volleys, Sounding of Taps, Benediction, and Postlude.


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12B4S
05-13-2005, 23:51
Rest in Peace Sergeant

Hooahman
05-14-2005, 01:22
Peace and Prayers





JB