Robert S.-Johnson-Obituary

Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson

Castro Valley, California


Castro Valley, California


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Robert Johnson turned down an opportunity to join his father's heating and air-conditioning business in order to enlist in the Army. "My son was a stand-up guy," said his father, Peter. "He wanted to help the country, but he didn't make a big deal about it. He always did what was required, and more." Johnson, 23, of Castro Valley, Calif., was killed Dec. 21 in the suicide bombing of a mess hall in Mosul, Iraq. He was stationed at Fort Lewis. Johnson enlisted at 18 and went to Korea before serving in Iraq. He loved sports, dancing, watching action movies, building computers and music _ from classical to hip-hop. "He just couldn't stand still," his father said. He was a stickler for detail who used to take 30 minute showers and keep his clothes neat and orderly even before he joined the Army. In his last e-mail to his mother, Johnson sounded uncharacteristically emotional: "I just want to say that I love you. I know I'm not the nicest son in the world. But I do love you and I do realize what a difficult time it was trying to provide for us growing up, so no matter how cold I am sometimes, just know that I still care and you're still my mom. Love, Robert."

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We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Johnson Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to deployed troops this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Robert S. Johnson US Army Staff Sergeant. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of...

Thinking of you 4 hours before the difficult day we face each year without you and finding it difficult. Rest in Peace we miss you!

We continue to miss you and always will! We love you!

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson:
Please accept my remembrance of Robert on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson:
Remembering Robert on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers

In Memory of Robert ~ (Debra Estep)

Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about...

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"

Robert, its still hard to belive that your gone. you lived with me for only a month before leaving for korea but in my hart you will live forever. its been a tough year man an ive wanted to give up meny times but just as soon as think it i think of you and know that i can never. too all who knew you. we can say this. you really did do your best, an to say that you did things by the book would be puttin lightly. thats what set you apart from most. your duty was truly heartfelt by your friends....

There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the...