Saturday, May 28, 2011

For SFC Randy Johnson

I just placed an ordered with Memorial Bracelets for my best friend that I lost Sept 27 07. His name was Randy Johnson. I went into basic training and met him there. We did AIT together and almost got the same orders for the first three years of my enlistment. We got seperated when I changed my post. We had lost contact for a few years, until I was stationed at Ft Jackson. I was a garrison MP at the time. I got a call about a shop lifter. And when I pulled up to the P.X, I ran into him after to years of a phone call here and there and a letter from time to time. I lost touch during my tour in Afghanistan. I ETS'ed out of the Army in 05 after 16 years of service. I would time from time check causality reports, and on October 3rd I saw his name. After the shock wore off, I still have that whole in my heart for Frank and the other 5,000 or so of my other brothers and sisters lost in the past 10 years. After Frank passed, I tried to reenlist. Which was denied because of my PTSD diagnosis. Thanks for the oppertonity to share my story.

3 comments:

David Lauten said...

Rob: I have your bracelet for SFC Johnson. My name is Dave and I am also an Army vet with a TBI that I suffered on active duty in 1980.

David Lauten said...

Rob: I have your bracelet. I too am an Army vet, but from '76-82.

Dave

David Lauten said...

Rob- I have your bracelet. I too am an Army vet- from 76-82. I did reception at jackson.

Dave