Jeremiah Jewel Johnson

NAME: Jeremiah Jewel Johnson

PLACE OF BIRTH: Vancouver, Washington

DATE OF BIRTH: August 18, 1983

HOME OF RECORD:

DATES OF SERVICE: October 30, 2003 to 06 January 2007

UNIT ASSIGNED: Company D, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)

CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom

AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:  

Corporal Jeremiah Jewel Johnson was born in Vancouver Washington on August 18, 1983. He joined the Army on October 30, 2003 and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia were he attended Infantry One Station Unit Training and, subsequently, the Army Basic Airborne Course.

Upon completion of Infantry OSUT and Airborne School, CPL Johnson was assigned to the Army’s Special Warfare Training Detachment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and attended training there for the next 13 months. In May 2005, CPL Johnson was reassigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska and upon arrival was assigned to Dog Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne). While assigned to Dog Company, CPL Johnson served as a Driver, Rifleman, M-240 Gunner, .50 cal Gunner, and MK-19 Gunner.  He is a graduate of the Combat Lifesaver Course, Combatives Level 1, and Basic Airborne School.

CPL Johnson died on January 6, 2007 as a result of injuries received while conducting combat operations in the North Babil Province, Iraq on December 26, 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


CPL Johnson is survived by his wife Gale, son Isaiah, and daughter Rya.

In this photo released by the United States Army, shown is Spc. Jeremiah Johnson, date and location unknown. Johnson, a member of the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2006 of injuries he sustained while on patrol in Iraq. (AP Photo/United States Army)

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