SGT Joe D. Johnson 
United States Army

161 Rock Company, 27th Engineer Battalion

MAY 7, 1986 – JUN 16, 2010   |   North Kunduz, Afghanistan

Hometown: Flint, MI

Joe’s family can give numerous examples of his fun-loving and mischievous spirit. Phone calls to his mother usually began: “Hey Mom, guess what?” She never knew what was going to come next. “I signed up for an experimental Anthrax vaccine” or “I signed up for a prototype parachute.”  Joe knew how to keep everyone on their toes and loved playing practical jokes to make others laugh.  To honor Joe’s legacy, the Johnson family established A Hero’s Legacy - The Joe Johnson Foundation.