Soldiers Death

Seeing as how we have Michelle Obama honoring women in the military today, I think we should shed some light on women in the military being blatantly disrespected. This story had been around for a while and hasn’t been getting any media attention. I posted it on NewsOne and it has been getting a lot of love from BlackPlanet so I though I’d share it with my Jack and Jill family.

Have you heard the story about LaVena Johnson?

LaVena Johnson, a high school honor student, decided to enlist in the Army to pay for college. On July 19, 2005, after serving eight weeks in Iraq, she was killed, eight days short of her 20th birthday.

Pvt. Johnson — she was posthumously promoted to private first class — was found dead on a military base in Balad, Iraq, in a tent belonging to military contractor KBR, a spinoff and former subsidiary of Halliburton, Dick Cheney’s company. She was the first woman from Missouri to be killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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