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Friday, December 9, 2022

3rd Special Forces group names building after Fort Bragg soldier killed in Niger | The Fayeteville Observer

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According to the battalion’s commander, Lt. Col. Michael Ashton, the dedication represents the battalion’s vow to never forget Sgt. 1st Class Johnson.

A structure is named after a Fort Bragg soldier slain in Niger by the 3rd Special Forces group. Five years after her son’s passing, Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah “JW” Johnson’s mother made one request. Debbie Gannon requested that participants in a ceremony on Tuesday at Fort Bragg keep Johnson’s name “out there.” On October 4, 2017, while serving in Niger, West Africa, Johnson, a 39-year-old chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist from Springboro, Ohio, was killed by an enemy attack. He was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group’s 14th Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment at Fort Bragg, which directly assisted Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3212. According to the battalion’s commander, Lt. Col. Michael Ashton, the dedication represents the battalion’s vow to never forget Sgt. 1st Class Johnson. The Group Support Battalion is steadfast in its desire to honor Jeremiah, according to Ashton. We’ll tell everyone who walks through Johnson Hall about him.

Source: https://www.fayobserver.com/story/news/military/2022/10/06/special-forces-group-names-building-after-bragg-soldier-killed-in-niger/69533837007/



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