David A. Johnson

HORICON, WI, U.S.A.

U.S. ARMY

1LT, CO C, 5TH BN, 20TH INF REG, 3RD BCT, JBLM, WA

01/25/2012, KANDHAR, AFGHANISTAN


1LT David Andrew Johnson, 24, of rural Mayville-Horicon, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while serving in the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He was born on November 28, 1987, in Beloit, WI, the son of Andrew and Laura (Hanser) Johnson of Horicon.

He attended local schools including Marsh Moppets in Horicon, St. John’s Lutheran School in Mayville, and was a 2006 graduate of Mayville High School. He attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO, and graduated in 2010, with a Bachelor of Science degree.

David completed his basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill,OK in August 2006. He then completed his AIT Chaplain Assistant (USACHS) in Fort Jackson, SC, in August 2007. He was awarded an ROTC scholarship with the Bear Battalion associated with Missouri State in Springfield, MO. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May 2010. In January 2011, he graduated the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Benning, GA. He also completed Combative levels 1 and 2 and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Leaders Course.

He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA.

David was promoted to 1st Lieutenant before being deployed to Afghanistan in December 2011.

David was a member of Boy Scout Troop 718 in Mayville and earned his Eagle Scout Award in 2005.

In high school, he was involved in FFA and participated in the Parliamentary Procedure Team at National Competition. He was a member of the football team, Mock Trial team, musicals, and men’s choir at Mayville High School. He was also very involved with the student leadership youth group program at Christian Life Fellowship.

Survivors include his parents, Andrew and Laura Johnson of Horicon; two brothers, Michael and Matthew; one sister, Emily; his paternal grandmother, Joan Johnson of Walworth, Wis.; his maternal grandmother,