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U.S. Army Soldier Timothy Johnson of Randolph, NY Killed in Afghanistan
9:12 PM, Sep 21, 2010
RANDOLPH, N.Y.-Governor David Paterson has directed flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Army Specialist Timothy Johnson of Randolph.
Specialist Timothy L. Johnson, 24, of Randolph, N.Y., died September 16th in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device at Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
A former co-worker of Johnson's tells 2 On Your Side Johnson moved to Randolph from California when he was 18 and worked at a local truck stop before enlisting in the military. The co-worker said Johnson has a wife and child.
Johnson also served in Iraq from 2008-2009. He received several awards since joining the Army in 2007;
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon