In Memory of
SFC Allen C. Johnson

SFC Allen C. Johnson 7th SFG Afghanistan

SFC Allen C. Johnson, 31, a native of Los Molinos, California, was killed April 26, 2005, near the town of Khanaquin, Afghanistan when his patrol was attacked by enemy small arms fire.  He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He graduated from the Los Molinos High School in northern California in 1991.  While attending high school he was involved in football and track.

Johnson joined the Army in 1991 as an infantryman and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington. He then served with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment at Fort Polk.  In 1996 he served as a corrections specialist at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and then as a military policeman with the 704th Military Police Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington in 1998.  In 2000 Johnson entered Special Forces training and - after two years of intensive training - became a Special Forces medic. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group in 2002.

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 and three children.  His wife was in the army and was deployed to Iraq at the time of his death.  She left Iraq and accompanied her husband's remains home from Germany.


Sites Honoring SFC Johnson

USASOC Memorial Wall
http://www.soc.mil/Memorial Wall/Bios/Johnson_Allen.pdf

SFC Allen C. Johnson - Green Beret Foundation
www.greenberetfoundation.org/memorial/allen-c-johnson/

Legacy.com Guest Book
www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/allen-c-johnson-condolences/3494052

Special Forces Association Chapter 89 - LXXXIX
www.facebook.com/sfachapter89


News Articles About SFC Johnson

April 28, 2005.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualty".  U.S. Department of Defense News Release.

April 28, 2005.  "Soldier was dependable, friendly, a hard worker".  Enterprise Record.

April 28, 2005.  "Special Forces medic dies in Afghanistan".  USASOC News Service.

April 29, 2005.  "Central Valley soldier killed in Afghanistan".  San Francisco Chronicle.

April 29, 2005.  "L.M. medic dies in Afghanistan".  Red Bluff Daily News.

April 29, 2005.  "Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan".  KESQ News.

May 2, 2005.  "GI killed in Afghanistan was with Special Forces".  Stars and Stripes.

May 3, 2005.  "Full military honors to be given L.M. man".  Red Bluff Daily News.

May 4, 2005.  "Making the ultimate sacrifice".  Red Bluff Daily News.

May 5, 2005.  "Family, friends bid farewell to fallen soldier".  Red Bluff Daily News.

May 8, 2005.  "Special Forces soldier honored".  News 14 Carolina.

May 10, 2005.  "Godsey puts meaning in message to Campbell grads".  Recognizes SFC Johnson.  Campbell University News Release.

May 13, 2005.  "Memorial service honors fallen Special Forces medic".  USASOC News Service.

May 22, 2005."Army Sgt. 1st Class Allen Johnson, 31, Los Molinos; Killed in Afghanistan", The Lost Angeles Times.

May 22, 2005.  "Army sergeant Allen C. Johnson of California killed in Afghanistan".  The Mercury News.

 

Green Beret Foundation

USASOC Fallen Heroes
Memorial Wall

Special Forces
Charitable Trust

Special Forces Association


 

 

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