Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Spc. Ty J. Johnson

28, of Elk Grove, California.
Johnson died in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 4, 2006.

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"as one who served with Ty and considered him a good friend i served with him in balls battalion i miss him his sense of humor was awesome."
chris hemingway of scranto pa

"You will never be forgotton brother. you are and always will be americas hero."
SGT Ramirez (DOC) of Aberdeen proving grounds

You are missed my friend. You always gave 110% in all that you did. You Will Never Be Forgotten."
SGT Burnett of Elkins, WV

"It's been five years since we saw your face the last time. I miss you, Son... EVERY DAY! Your children are just like you. Happy, smart and even a little scrappy. I honor your memory in my heart and will always love you more than I can ever say"
Mom of Elk Grove, CA / USA

"i will never forget you Ty, i am proud of served with you."
SPC. Raymond A. of Atlanta GA

"It was an honor to serve with Johnson. He was my best soldier."
Raul Valentin of Clarkrsville, TN

"To the family of CPL Ty Johnson,

My name is SPC Bowins, Justin. I am currently deployed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Outside of our battalion there is a gazebo dedicated to CPL Ty Johnson. They tore it down, but before they could I removed both plaques and his ARCOM. I would like to send these back to you. My email is j_bowins86@hotmail.com. Thank You!"
SPC Bowins, Jusin 14th Tans Bn. of Joint Base Balad, Iraq

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"I went to elementary school, middle school, and high school with Ty and his brother Blake. I remember he was a little trouble maker :). He got me in trouble once. I grew up with them. We hung around with a lot of the same people, but were never best friends. The last time I saw Ty was at a dance club, in Salt Lake City,in the late 1990's we were both talking about people we had liked in school that did not like us back. We were commiserating with each other which made us feel better. I can still see his face as he left, with a smile on it. Just like he had in many school pictures. I will never forget his face. To his family he was good person, and I am glad I got to know him while he was here on this Earth, and I feel strongly that we will see him in the life to come. I hope that brings a small measure of comfort to all of you. I will never forget the sacrifice he made for me and for our country."
Raegan Gibbons of Sandy, UT USA

"SPC Johnson you will never be forgotten. Alot of people looked up to you dealing with the COL and all. May GOD be with you and your family."
SSG BARTLEY of FT Hood, Texas

"March 29, 2009
To the family of Spc. Ty J. Johnson:
Ty gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Volens Et Potens"(Willing And Able)
320th FA Motto"

"To the family of:Ty J Johnson I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Douglas MacArthur was only half correct in his quote...
"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."

For the Johnson family, you have suffered and bore a loss that only other lost soldier's family have felt. I sincerely hope that the time has helped you endure since Ty's sacrifice for country, honor and duty.

We thank Ty and your family for helping to keep our family as well as America safe. We pray that you have or will soon find peace in your lives. Ty will not be forgotten as he lives on in his beautiful children.

God Bless You Ty and all of your family !"
Chuck, Jana, Josh, Cassie and Andrea Atwood of Sacramento, CA

"Those convoys to the NOC wont be the same without ya man. We miss you out here, we got a plaque and we named the RedLeg TOC after ya so everyone knows who you are. You will be greatly missed."
Spc from Boldsteel Btry 2/320 of Ft Campebll KY

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, TY will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Ty Johnson, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Spc. Ty Johnson:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Ty for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Ty Johnson:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Ty, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on