Sunday, October 21, 2007

Soldier and His Family Could Use Your Help

Reminding us of the fragility of life in all places and circumstances is this tragic story. Specialist John A. Johnson has survived five IED blasts in Iraq, only to have a bitter fate stalk him at home:
But Spc. Johnson's luck began to turn with the last IED blast, which left him with a traumatic brain injury. Back in Texas for care at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, he was eagerly awaiting a visit by his wife and three children last weekend.

But the children never arrived.

"I went up to his room and told him there was a problem," said Sgt. Schmidt, an Army medic who has grown close to the family over the last week. "I told him there was an accident and two of his children were deceased.
The surviving child remains on life support.

If you can help, donations can be made to the John A. and Monalisa Johnson Fund at any Bank of America.