Since its inception, each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This month’s Honoree is Sgt. Donna R. Johnson.
Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C., died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.
Staff Donna Johnson, 29, of Raeford died Monday, October 1, 2012 while on patrol in Khost City, Afghanistan.
Sgt Johnson was born in Moore County on May 10, 1983 to Mr. Philas Ray Johnson and Mrs. Sandra Guiton Johnson. Sgt. Johnson was raised in Raeford, North Carolina and joined the North Carolina Army National Guard in 2006. Sgt Johnson was a member of the 514th Military Police Company based in Winterville, NC and had previously deployed to Iraq from 2007 to 2008. Sgt Johnson awards and decorations included, the Bronze Star Medal posthumous, the Purple Heart posthumous, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, 2, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal posthumous, North Carolina Meritorious Service Medal posthumous, 1, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Bar, Driver-W (for wheeled vehicles), Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge, Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle), Expert, Overseas Service Bar, 2.
Survivors include her spouse, Tracy Joe Dice of Raeford; parents, Mr. Philas Ray Johnson and Mrs. Sandra Guiton Johnson of Raeford; sister, Rene Anne Johnson Albattrawi of Raeford; godchildren, Jason and Hanna.