Brother of fallen soldier: don't politicize our tragedy

Ross Houston
October 20, 2017

But Wright said Mr. Trump was cordial, and listened as he talked.

To those who knew him, he was a loving husband who had his wife's name tattooed across his chest, a soldier who pushed to improve himself, and a son who enjoyed talking about his family. "Didn't say it at all, she knows it". U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., asked.

Wilson said Myeshia was livid and "cried forever" after Trump's call.

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Wilson has known the family for decades, back to when Richard Johnson, the boy's uncle, was a student of hers when she was a teacher and principal at Skyway Elementary in Miami Gardens, then known as Carol City. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger this month, have launched a GoFundMe campaign raising money to send the soldier's children to college. We will continue to pray for the safety of all our fearless military members across our country and overseas. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and two children. "We have a lot of memories and videos and pictures and great times with him that we'll cherish forever", Myeshia Johnson told CBS Miami.

"President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband", Jones-Johnson said.


They were set to welcome their third child in January, according to Times. He had been a member of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.

Wilson founded the program in 1993 in an effort to recruit adult male role models and train them to help "at-risk" youth. "He was just everything to us", she told CBS Miami.

Johnson's family has backed up Wilson's account of the call, which Wilson and the family heard on speakerphone on the way to Miami International Airport to retrieve Johnson's body.

You can donate to the campaign by visiting the GoFundMe page.

By early 2014, he had decided the way to do that was to join the Army.

As a boy, Johnson loved to turn bicycle tricks so deftly he earned the nickname "Wheelie King", riding on one wheel throughout the neighborhood.


Arnold Wright, father of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of the four US soldiers killed in Niger, told CBS News his recent phone call with President Trump went well.

Johnson's body was returned to Dover Air Force Base on October 7.

He was 25 years old.

"When she actually hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, 'He didn't even know his name.' That's the worst part", Wilson said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day".

The soldiers were wounded while conducting a mission in support of Nigerian security forces, according to White. They were ambushed by 40-50 militants in vehicles and on motorcycles.


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