Robert S. Johnson,
Forward Operating Base Marez, Mosul,
He wanted to serve his country. It was his own decision and I supported it. I told him, 'Just come home to me.'
— Peter Johnson, father
Johnson was among 22 people killed when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb inside a mess tent near Mosul. He was in line to take over his family's heating and air-conditioning business, but chose to leave home at 18 to enlist in the Army.
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