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.
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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.
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