Skip to comments.Car Crash Claims Wounded Iraq Veteran's Third Child
Posted on 11/05/2007 6:27:43 PM PST by RDTF
DALLAS -- A wounded Iraq veteran and his wife have lost a third child from injuries the boy suffered in a car accident on the way to visit his father in the hospital.
Three weeks after his siblings died in an Oct. 13 accident on the gusty West Texas plains, 9-year-old Tyler Johnson died Saturday at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
Army Spc. John Austin Johnson was waiting for his wife, Lisa, and their three kids to visit him at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio when the deadly crash occurred on Interstate 10 about 12 miles east of Ozona.
Lisa Johnson overcorrected the steering in her sport utility vehicle after encountering a blast of wind on the drive from El Paso, causing the car to roll at least four times, officials have said.
The couple's youngest children, 2-year-old Logan and 5-year-old Ashley, died at the scene. Tyler Johnson suffered massive head injuries.
Lisa Johnson was driving at the speed limit, traffic investigators have said, but they blamed the accident on a combination of high speed, drowsiness and powerful winds.
The three children were in the back seat. Logan was in a child seat, but the other two children were not wearing seatbelts.
Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Schmidt, a family spokesman, said Tyler survived longer than expected.
Family Was On Way To Brooke Army Medical Center
Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Bliss, has survived five brushes with improvised explosive device blasts during two years in Iraq, Schmidt said last month. The latest left him with a traumatic brain injury, and he speaks with a severe stutter.
(Excerpt) Read more at ksat.com ...
there are no words
Heartbreaking update... Prayers for family.
My thoughts and prayers are with this brave family. What a horrific loss!
thanks for that interesting and tragic bit of history, wow what strength.
You are right. I just pray that God Almighty brings comfort to this soldier somehow and someway.
Thanks for posting that!
I love that hymn and didn’t know the story behind it.
You are a monumental ass.
OMG .... SO unbelievably terrible.
God comfort the family with His
If you had any shame, after a day or two you would read the relies, and then ask that your post be deleted.
But, as I said, that would require a sense of shame.
No, what you did was precisely what you accused others of doing. You took a horribly tragic story that had virtually nothing to do with illegal immigration and shot your political invective into it. You tend to perceive yourself as clever. You are quite wrong.
Poor woman. My prayers are with her and her family.
I cannot even begin to imagine what she is going through.
What a disgusting comment.
Not a pretty picture is it, but I'm just following standard practice of some demagogic posters on FR.
Yes, one of the biggest asses on FR. Has to get a dig in on everyone over immigration. Even on threads that have nothing to do with it.
Congratulations Dane. I say this as the father of a son in Iraq that you’ve just joined the Fred Phelps league. Are you now going to go to the funerals of this poor man’s family and hold signs saying, “You’re a homo and your family deserved to die”?
Dumbest phocking post of the month; but in your favor we’re only in early November, so somebody may “out idiot” you.
ALmighty Father, please comforth the family of Spc. John Austin Johnson, heal their wounds and their hearts, and restore his health and make him whole. Give them strength in their hour of need. I ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.
Enough! Sheesh, learn when not to be an ass.
I have two children who I don't let get away with saying, 'I'm just doing it cause everyone else is.' Too bad your mom didn't teach you the same.
Prayers being sent for this family.
Wow. That was tough. I hope you didn’t hurt any of your tender sensibilites with that one.
Get back to me when I picket funerals which I don't and will never do, neither will I write an article to make cheap political points while other tragedies go unnoticed such as Michelle Malkin is wont to do.
BTW, e-mail this to Michelle, I doubt she will write an article about this terrible tragedy about this tragedy that has befallen this good family.
Email it yourself to Michelle Malkin. It’s crap otherwise you would’ve emailed it yourself.
Heartbreaking. I can’t begin to imagine what this couple and their extended families are going through.
Please skip over the fighting. I apologize.
My prayers for him and his family. Such heartache for one person to endure.
Dear God in Heaven! Unbelievable misfortune!
Explain to me, if you will, what this piece has to do with Michelle Malkin.
Dane, you are one of the most despicable FReepers.
God bless them all. Perhaps in His mercy, God will remember these faithful servants and reward them as He rewarded the patience and devotion of Job.
If you want him banned take it up with Jim.
On June 8, 1944, Chun lost his family in a freak air disaster that devastated their home in Honolulu. Two B-24 bombers collided over the Chun residence, killing wife Esther, four-year old daughter Marilyn and two-year old son Donald. Chun recalled in an interview, "Everything came crashing down, barely missing Kalakaua School. My wife and children were killed. I lost my family in five minutes. All I wanted to do was die."
The only solace one can offer these people is the example of others who have lost everything, and survived.
I will and in the meantime, let me know why his two posts were removed and then reinstated.
A very heartbreaking tragedy. My prayers are sent.
When it rains it pours. Shades of Job. May God comfort this family in their loss and distress.
That was an error on my part. I decided that his posts should remain for all to see.
This thread is about a tragedy that hit a family and they will never recover from it. For you to post your garbage on this thread is beyond disgusting.
May they somehow find peace. God knows they deserve it.
Lord, give them comfort as they bury their babies. Amen.
Delete Dane’s posts already!
Yeah, that’s worked real well in the past.
What the hell, let em stay. Let outsiders see what FR has become.
“You are a monumental ass.”
That motion is SECONDED. Couldn’t agree more. Outstanding observation and worthy of emphasis.