May 29, 2011
Release Number: 1105-02
Fort Drum Public Affairs
10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - An infantryman with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, May 27 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.
Killed is Private First Class John C. Johnson, age 28 of Phoenix, Arizona.
Johnson joined the Army in February 2010. After completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to Fort Drum in July 2010. He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.
Johnson's awards and decorations include the Army the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Johnson is survived by his wife, 2 children, mother and father.