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Car Crash Claims Wounded Iraq Veteran's Third Child
KSAT.com ^ | Nov 5, 2007 | AP

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.

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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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(Excerpt) Read more at ksat.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: braininjury; carcrash; fortbliss; hero; ied; johnaustinjohnson; militaryfamilies; oifveterans; prayersneeded; terribleloss; usarmy
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1 posted on 11/05/2007 6:27:44 PM PST by RDTF
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To: StarCMC; STARWISE; freema; SandRat; RedRover

there are no words


2 posted on 11/05/2007 6:28:32 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF
I can't help but be reminded of the life of Horation Spafford, the man who wrote It Is Well with My Soul

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Spafford

4 posted on 11/05/2007 6:31:54 PM PST by HokieMom (Another "Anybody but Hillary" voter)
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Horation Spafford at Wikipedia
5 posted on 11/05/2007 6:32:52 PM PST by HokieMom
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To: RDTF

Heartbreaking update... Prayers for family.


6 posted on 11/05/2007 6:34:32 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: RDTF

My thoughts and prayers are with this brave family. What a horrific loss!


7 posted on 11/05/2007 6:35:47 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do work American's won't do)
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To: HokieMom

thanks for that interesting and tragic bit of history, wow what strength.


8 posted on 11/05/2007 6:37:54 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF

You are right. I just pray that God Almighty brings comfort to this soldier somehow and someway.


9 posted on 11/05/2007 6:39:30 PM PST by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: HokieMom

Thanks for posting that!
I love that hymn and didn’t know the story behind it.


10 posted on 11/05/2007 6:39:38 PM PST by a real Sheila (stop hillary NOW!)
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To: Dane

You are a monumental ass.


11 posted on 11/05/2007 6:40:34 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: RDTF

OMG .... SO unbelievably terrible.
God comfort the family with His
loving mercy.


12 posted on 11/05/2007 6:41:44 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Dane

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.


14 posted on 11/05/2007 6:44:59 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Dane

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.


15 posted on 11/05/2007 6:48:00 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: RDTF

Poor woman. My prayers are with her and her family.

I cannot even begin to imagine what she is going through.


16 posted on 11/05/2007 6:48:28 PM PST by It's me
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To: Dane

What a disgusting comment.


17 posted on 11/05/2007 6:48:48 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: ShadowDancer
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.

Not a pretty picture is it, but I'm just following standard practice of some demagogic posters on FR.

18 posted on 11/05/2007 6:53:04 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: ShadowDancer; Dane

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”?


19 posted on 11/05/2007 6:53:06 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: Dane

Dumbest phocking post of the month; but in your favor we’re only in early November, so somebody may “out idiot” you.


20 posted on 11/05/2007 6:53:20 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: RDTF

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.


21 posted on 11/05/2007 6:53:40 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Dane

Enough! Sheesh, learn when not to be an ass.


22 posted on 11/05/2007 6:54:42 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Dane
Not a pretty picture is it, but I'm just following standard practice of some demagogic posters on FR.

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.

23 posted on 11/05/2007 6:55:08 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: RDTF

Prayers sent


24 posted on 11/05/2007 6:55:26 PM PST by Hydroshock ("The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin)
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To: Dane; Admin Moderator
You may just be on your way....


25 posted on 11/05/2007 6:56:22 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: RDTF

Prayers being sent for this family.


26 posted on 11/05/2007 6:56:35 PM PST by tapatio
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To: Hydroshock; Brad's Gramma; Salvation; trussell

Ping


27 posted on 11/05/2007 6:56:43 PM PST by Hydroshock ("The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin)
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To: Admin Moderator

Wow. That was tough. I hope you didn’t hurt any of your tender sensibilites with that one.


28 posted on 11/05/2007 6:57:25 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: VeniVidiVici
Congratulations Dane. I say this as the father of a son in Iraq that you’ve just joined the Fred Phelps league.

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.

29 posted on 11/05/2007 6:57:33 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

Email it yourself to Michelle Malkin. It’s crap otherwise you would’ve emailed it yourself.

Chicken****.


30 posted on 11/05/2007 6:58:53 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: RDTF

Heartbreaking. I can’t begin to imagine what this couple and their extended families are going through.


31 posted on 11/05/2007 6:59:09 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: Hydroshock; Brad's Gramma; Salvation; trussell

Please skip over the fighting. I apologize.

My prayers for him and his family. Such heartache for one person to endure.


32 posted on 11/05/2007 7:02:10 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: RDTF

Dear God in Heaven! Unbelievable misfortune!


33 posted on 11/05/2007 7:02:24 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Dane

Explain to me, if you will, what this piece has to do with Michelle Malkin.


34 posted on 11/05/2007 7:02:46 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: Dane

Dane, you are one of the most despicable FReepers.


35 posted on 11/05/2007 7:05:29 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: RDTF

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.


36 posted on 11/05/2007 7:06:48 PM PST by MHT
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To: ShadowDancer

If you want him banned take it up with Jim.


37 posted on 11/05/2007 7:07:32 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: RDTF
Whenever I see stories like this I'm reminded of Kam Fong, who played "Chin Ho" on Hawaii Five-O.

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.

38 posted on 11/05/2007 7:07:35 PM PST by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I will and in the meantime, let me know why his two posts were removed and then reinstated.


39 posted on 11/05/2007 7:08:41 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: RDTF

A very heartbreaking tragedy. My prayers are sent.


40 posted on 11/05/2007 7:08:54 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: RDTF

When it rains it pours. Shades of Job. May God comfort this family in their loss and distress.

p.


41 posted on 11/05/2007 7:10:24 PM PST by Paul_B
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To: ShadowDancer

That was an error on my part. I decided that his posts should remain for all to see.


42 posted on 11/05/2007 7:10:59 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Dane

Asshole.


43 posted on 11/05/2007 7:11:28 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Dane

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.


44 posted on 11/05/2007 7:11:29 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: RDTF

Lord, give them comfort as they bury their babies. Amen.


45 posted on 11/05/2007 7:12:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Delete Dane’s posts already!


46 posted on 11/05/2007 7:12:25 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Yeah, that’s worked real well in the past.


47 posted on 11/05/2007 7:12:56 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: RDTF

Without words...


48 posted on 11/05/2007 7:12:59 PM PST by Professional
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To: MotleyGirl70

What the hell, let em stay. Let outsiders see what FR has become.


49 posted on 11/05/2007 7:16:06 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: ShadowDancer; Dane

“You are a monumental ass.”

That motion is SECONDED. Couldn’t agree more. Outstanding observation and worthy of emphasis.


50 posted on 11/05/2007 7:16:59 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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