Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: April 26, 2005
Married, 2 children
Los Molinos High (Los Molinos)
Allen Johnson, who was born in Sun Valley, loved to draw and ride horses as a boy and wanted to be a veterinarian. He attended elementary and middle schools in Burbank and enlisted in the military shortly after his 1991 graduation from Los Molinos High School.
"He was a fantastic child and a fantastic boy," said his mother, Adriaantje Johnson. "He was my buddy and my friend and my only son."
His older brother, Brian, was killed in a 1988 motorcycle accident at age 22...
In 1996, Allen Johnson changed his military occupational specialty from infantryman to corrections specialist.
Two years later, he was accepted into Special Forces training and, in April 2000, began the more than two years of training to become a medical sergeant...
He met his future wife at a club in Fayetteville, N.C., during the summer of 2000 while both were acting as designated drivers for friends...
He met his future wife at a club in Fayetteville, N.C., during the summer of 2000 while both were acting as designated drivers for friends.
"Because he had long hair, I thought he was a civilian," she said. "He wasn't like a regular Army soldier with a high and tight" haircut.
She said it was his sparkle, smile and blue eyes that caught her eye.
Eunice Johnson, 31, a native of Puerto Rico, is assigned to the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade at Ft. Bragg...
"I will teach his kids what an awesome man he was, what an awesome soldier he was, and what he gave to the United States and to the American people," said Eunice Johnson, who hasn't yet told her children about their father's death...
In addition to his wife, son, daughter and mother, Johnson is survived by his stepfather, Ray Johnson, his father, Gary Haggerty; and a daughter from a previous marriage, Stacy, 9.
Read the entire LA Times article about Army Sergeant Allen C. Johnson here,
find more at Special Forces Association,
and find messages and remembrances of Sergeant Allen C. Johnson at Fallen Heroes.