Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Additional Remains of Ambushed US Soldier Found

The Pentagon says it has recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. soldiers killed in the African nation of Niger in October. Bodies of three of the soldiers were found the same day they were ambushed; Johnson's body was found two days later. The Pentagon said Tuesday that a military investigation team found additional remains of Johnson on Nov. 12 at the site where his body had been recovered a month earlier. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified the additional remains as those of Johnson, and family members were notified. The Pentagon did not provide details about the additional remains or indicate how the discovery might advance the overall investigation, which is expected to be finished in January. In an interview after the incident, Johnson's widow said she had been told little about how her husband was killed and had not been allowed to see his body.

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Seems the general speculative consensus is that the announced "remains" is his head. If true, Myeshia Johnson mourned and buried her dead husband's headless corpse and no one in the entire US military command from the CIC on down ever told her the truth.

Puts Trump's COS Kelly-fed line to the widow that "(La David) knew what he was signing up for" even more abhorrent, doesn't it?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-11-21 08:56 PM

"Makes", not "puts". Sorry.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-11-21 09:11 PM

Does this mean Trump gets to call and insult his wife again?

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-21 11:33 PM

I would demand to see the found part.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-22 12:15 AM

Awful. I'm surprised this isn't being widely reported.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-22 02:23 PM

Man, I can't imagine I'd want this type of news to come out about my loved one.

Was he dismembered, or was he blown apart by an rpg?

I've seen some gruesome photos soldiers have taken of dead enemy fighters. Basically stuff they rolled up on from a previous air strike, or from a rolling battle. Again, I don't know what would be to gain from letting a wife or parent see something so horrendous, but I do think they should be able to see it if they wanted to. The nightmares though...

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-22 02:55 PM

"Was he dismembered, or was he blown apart by an rpg? "

Another report said he was found with his hands tied behind his back. They must have taken parts off of him? He was free from direct danger and ran back to protect his comrades.

What is even worse about this is Trump's and Kelly's reaction to the situation. Surely they must have had access to enough information to know what this man did in service to his fellow soldiers and to his country.

This is beyond f'd up.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-22 06:43 PM

I hope that the rotund one in the oval orifice doesn't open his pie hole about this. So sick of his jibber jabber.

#8 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2017-11-22 09:21 PM

What is even worse about this is Trump's and Kelly's reaction to the situation. Surely they must have had access to enough information to know what this man did in service to his fellow soldiers and to his country.
This is beyond f'd up.

#7 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

No worries Bruce. I am sure the series of upcoming Republicans investigations will reveal why Trump and his Secretary of State could not stop Crooked Hillary's private email server from allowing this to happen.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-23 12:38 PM

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