Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson

23, of Castro Valley, California.
Johnson died in Mosul, Iraq, when a suicide bomber entered his dining facility and detonated an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on December 21, 2004.

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"It seems like yesterday that I saw you on Fort Lewis. Rest easy, Brother and save a spot for me. You are not forgotten..."
John Villagomez of Spanaway, WA

"Sgt j man I still remember the first time you and sgt liu took me to TDC and how we went to the field on drivers FTX man I was only 18 and you were like a big brother to me, miss you you were always a hero on my book"
of Miami, FL

"To the family SSG Johnson, although I'm writing on memorial day, I think of him whenever I watch or hear a reference to a show called "The Tick". He gave me a copy back during a Christmas we shared back in 2003. He is not forgotten."
Troy Fuhrman of Cascade, CO

"I had the honor of being stationed with you at 4th Chemical Company in Camp Casey, Korea. We were in the same squad. I remember how proud you were of getting your E-5 rank at the time. I still have the birthday card you got me and had everyone sign it. What I am going to remember the most is your contagious smile and your love for this country. You are truly missed my friend. You and your family will forever be in my prayers. May god bless you. RIP"
SGT Lopez, J of Arlington, VA

"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

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"December 13, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson:
Robert 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

"hi! my teacher asked our class to write a paper on someone whose life was lost for our freedom in iraq. i saw robert's picture and knew that i should write about him because he looked like he was a very very nice young man who i would have loved to have met. i am sorry what happened. but don't worry.....you will see him again in heaven someday soon : )"
annelise of america

"Smiling, thats how I remember you. You loved to play games on your laptop an getting outside for a good bike ride I'll never forget going out on the trails, or you crashing head on into that tree how bout the run from the crazy guys in that chevy truck we ended up on that dirt road facing them got out leaving our doors open an just when they got close we jumped in an left em in a dust cloud ha. life was fun an easy then I'll miss you...an see you again someday."
JIm Harris of Las Vegas NV

"what's up brother. I remember when we were stationed together at Fort Riley with the 172nd Chemical Company. We would have a blast together when we would go out to the field. We had the best smoke track together in our platoon and perhaps our company. Remember our NTC rotation? It was called the 4 horsemen rotation and I think you remember why. Well brother, I remember when I found out you had passed. I couldn't believe it. Well brother, I have done 2 tours out in Iraq and know that when I wanted to turn right out there you told me to turn left. Thanks brother for all of your help and friendship. See you when I get there..... P.S. If any family member can read this or anyone that knows where Robert is resting, can you let me know at daniel_smith11812@yahoo.com. I would love to visit my fallen brother. Thank you"
SGT Daniel Smith of Aberdeen Proving Grounds

"I still remember when I was younger and you lived across the street from me. Such a sweet guy you were and your mother was such an angel. I remember when you, Daniel, and Charlie used to run around without a care in the world and now they are all grown with trails and tribulations in life, It saddens me to know you had to leave us but I know that you are safe in the arms of God smiling that unforgettable smile of yours and watching us from above. We love you and miss you dearly. RIP Robert"
Jacki of Seaside, Cali

"To the family of:Robert S. Johnson I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

My dearest friend. I can remember all the times we talked and all the memories we've shared. And believe me nothing means more to me than this. Its still so hard to realize that you are gone. I don't want to believe it. You once told me I felt like home to you because we were so comfortable in our friendship. And I miss that. I love you dearly ! I will see you again one day. Wait for me with open arms ! I miss you !"
Michele Tucker of Ft. Irwin, CA

"My heart goes out to Robert and everyone that knew him. He was a great guy to know. It's like my memories of him from high school are from last week.
Hey Rob, your always in our hearts and we love you man. God Bless and thanks for fighting for my freedom."
David Robare of Seaside, CA

"Sergeant Johnson, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas


"I will always remember Bob Johnson in my heart for his corage and bravery during World War 2. He was one of America's best fighter pilots."
Patrick VanWinkle of Kokomo, Indiana

"There are no words to express my deepest sympathy for your family.
I knew of Robert through my friend & his Aunt Christine. She was so very proud of her favorite nephew & so very concerned for his safety.
Robert, we thank you for your service & sacrifice. We know that you rest with the Lord. You & your family are in our prayers."
Suzanne Bowman (Cpt., US Army Reserve /NC) Blynn Shideler, M.D.,( Col. US Army Reserve) of Issaquah, Wa.

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

"My heart goes out to the family affected, I went to high school with Robert Johnson but did not know him. Oddly enough, I'm here now in WA state and heard he was originally from Seaside, CA. We're keeping Robert in our thoughts."
Jennifer of Ferndale, WA

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"God keeps you safe now, Robert. May you now know the peace you so rightly deserve after sacrificing everything for us. My heart aches for your family."
Melissa Macchi, cousin of PFC Mark Barbret, killed 10/14/04 of Roseville, MI

"To the family and friends of Robert Johnson,
I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one, he was a true hero. I knew him in Ft. Lewis and he was a great guy. My husband and Robert were good friends ever since the tour in korea. My husband was by his side holding his hand and comforting him during that tragic time. He will never be forgotten. God bless you all."
Cheryl Liu of santa clara, california

"To the family of Robert Johnson: Your loss cannot be understood by those of us who have been spared such grief. But know that this family is grateful for Robert S. Johnson's supreme sacrifice. For all who loved Robert our heartfelt condolences on this sad Christmas Day. Perhpas the words of Robert Ingersoll are appropriate: " I would rather live and love where death is king, than have eternal life where love is not." God bless Robert S. Johnson."

"Thank you Robert 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 Staff Sgt. Robert 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 Robert 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 Staff Sgt. Robert 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 Robert, 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