US Army 1st Lieutenant David Johnson was killed in action in Afghanistan on 25th January 2012, according to a news release by Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri.
Last fall, 1LT Johnson had been given command of an infantry platoon in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in December last year.
"The Evangel University family is sad to announce the loss of a 2010 graduate, First Lt. David Johnson, killed in action earlier today in Afghanistan."
"Our entire community joins David's family in mourning the loss of this outstanding young man who distinguished himself as a student and as a campus leader," said President Robert H. Spence.
"David was a leader in the ROTC program, which Evangel shares with Missouri State University, serving as the commander of the Bear Battalion during his senior year," Spence added.
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