Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

MA1 Johnson, Jeremy C. United States Navy Reserve
Jeremy Christopher Johnson, age 34, died December 26, 2013 in his home at Jacksonville, FL. Jeremy was born a twin on 8/31/79 in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Other than a couple of years of childhood spent in Dallas, Texas he grew up in Dayton, MN.
Jeremy attended Champlin Park High School and North Hennepin Comm. College, after which he enlisted in the Navy. Jeremy completed 12 years of service as a Master at Arms, Force Protection Canine Handler, MA2, and achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was deployed to Iceland, and later completed tours in Iraq and Dijoubiti, Africa.
Jeremy incurred physical conditions from his tours of duty, but the PTSD he dealt with produced the greater pain and suffering.
He was married to Cindy Stone before his tour of duty to Africa, but later divorced. They resided in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, FL. He worked for Leon County Sheriffs Department in Tallahassee upon completion of his active duty in the Navy. He continued to serve his country in the Navy Reserves at Kings Bay, GA.
Jeremy is preceded in death by his Iraq war dog Amber, his paternal grandfather, Ralph Albert Johnson and his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Walter Peterson.
He is survived by his parents Greg and Linda Johnson of Monticello, MN, his twin brother Jason Johnson of Huntington Beach, CA, his younger brother Joshua Johnson of Louisville, KY, his sister Bryna Sirivong of Monticello, MN, nephew Adon Sirivong, and niece Aubrey Johnson, and his paternal grandmother Bernice Johnson of Aberdeen, SD.
Jeremy will be remembered by his family and friends for serving his country, his love of dogs and the military, and his kindness and caring for others.
His funeral service will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 9141 County Road 101, Corcoran, MN at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11th, 2014.
A military honors ceremony will be held at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA on Februrary 22, 2014 where he served until Sept. when he was placed on medical leave.

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