Veteran uses life’s obstacles to connect to service members
Monday, April 11, 2011
The opportunity to leave home and embark upon a career often removed from one’s hometown is the dream of many an aspiring youth.
But for local veteran Shawn Johnson, his pursuit of a career in the military would land him face-to-face with his own mortality.
With a father serving in the U.S. Army, Johnson was born at Fort Riley, Kan., in 1971 — on the post where his father was stationed.
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