During his stint in the Army, Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson had numerous responsibilities. But the most difficult job he held during that time was being sent to the homes of grieving families who had lost a son or daughter in military service.
"He knew it was an important job," said Sister Catherine Kaiser, a pastoral administrator at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Port Edwards, Wis., where Johnson grew up.
Johnson, 48, was born and raised in Port Edwards. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In the Army, he worked in the tank division before being moved to the Pentagon. He was married and has two daughters, Kaiser said.
"He was such a caring person," she said.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.