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    Sergeant James Gregory Johnston Memorial

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    Video by Staff Sgt. Jose Ramirez 

    71st Ordnance Group (EOD)

    The memorial was held at Fort Hood, Texas by the 79th Ordnance Battalion (EOD)

    Sgt. Johnston was killed in a gun battle with suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province 25 June.

    Johnston joined the Army in 2013 and became an explosive ordnance disposal specialist.He deployed to Afghanistan in March.His military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, and Explosive Ordnance Badge.

    Quote: Lt. Col. Stacy Enyeart, 79th OD BN Commander

    "He was the epitome of what we as soldiers all aspire to be: intelligent, trained, always ready, We will honor his service and his sacrifice to this nation as we continue to protect others from explosive hazards around the world."

    Video produced by Captain Jonathan Campbell.



    Date Taken: 07.10.2019
    Date Posted: 07.11.2019 16:57
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 695881
    VIRIN: 190710-A-AG877-082
    Filename: DOD_106999555
    Length: 01:14:10
    Location: FORT HOOD, TX, US 
    Hometown: FORT HOOD, TX, US
    Hometown: GALVESTON, TX, US
    Hometown: KILLEEN, TX, US
    Hometown: TYLER, TX, US

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