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10-22-07, 09:26 PM #1
Injured Bliss soldier's kids killed on way to hospital
Times staff, wire report
Article Launched: 10/22/2007 12:00:00 AM MDT
Two children of a Fort Bliss soldier flown back from Iraq with combat injuries are dead and a third is on life support after a car accident on the way to visit their father in the hospital, Army officials said.
Army Spc. John Austin Johnson was waiting for his wife and three kids to visit him at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Oct. 13 when another soldier told him his family's car had rolled over four times on Interstate 10 about 12 miles east of Ozona on the gusty West Texas plains.
"He said, 'Two of my children are dead?' " Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Schmidt told the Dallas Morning News. "And we started crying."
Johnson is a member of Fort Bliss' 4-1 Cavalry, post spokeswoman Jean Offutt said. She said Johnson's unit has sent a noncommissioned officer to be with the family. "They are being well taken care of by the unit," Offutt said.
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That is so sad. God bless the soldier and his family."Sometimes doing the right thing, is not doing the right thing."
10-22-07, 09:28 PM #3
How senselessly tragic.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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10-23-07, 01:52 PM #4
That is just so sad.Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
10-23-07, 01:56 PM #5
What a crappy thing to happen to them.Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
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10-23-07, 02:04 PM #6
That hurts my heart, what a horrible tragedy.
10-23-07, 02:49 PM #7
10-23-07, 07:54 PM #8
Prayers...lots of prayers.....http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=197722498
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10-23-07, 07:58 PM #9
My Prayers Too
I will pray for them tonight. I lost a child several years ago.....nothing hurts like that...and to have lost two. I can't imagine.
God bless them all.
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