Evangel University Mourns Soldier's Death

8 years 8 months 1 day ago Friday, January 27 2012 Jan 27, 2012 Friday, January 27, 2012 6:40:53 AM CST January 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Students and faculty Evangel University are remembering a graduate who died this week in Afghanistan.

The Army says 1st Lt. David Johnson was killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb while he was on foot patrol. The 24-year-old was from Horicon, Wis. The university in Springfield held a memorial service Thursday for Johnson. He graduated in 2010.

Campus Pastor John Plake says Johnson dreamed of being in the Army. KYTV reports that his teachers and friends said they will remember Johnson for his smile, his kindness, and his heart for serving others.

Johnson was in Afghanistan for about one month before he was killed. He spoke to students at Evangel just before he left for Afghanistan.

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