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There were plenty of things Jeremiah J. Johnson liked: fishing, hunting, shooting off fireworks, playing pranks, tying up his brothers and sisters, building booby traps for fun, studying military manuals, practicing athletic moves on his little brothers, and once downing three triple cheeseburgers at a sitting. "He was just an amazing brother," said younger brother Zachary. "He just knew so much. He lit up a room without saying a word, and when he said something, the room just exploded. God, his laugh!" Johnson, 23, of Vancouver, Wash., died Jan. 6 of wounds suffered when his vehicle rolled over into a canal Dec. 26 in Baghdad. He was assigned to Fort Richardson. Johnson, a 2001 high school graduate, was a hard worker who played soccer and football, and became a star center-fielder for his high school baseball team. "He was ripped, ready, athletic and oh, so cool," said youth minister Luke Hanes. "He was such a likable kid, that even when he was getting in trouble, you liked him." He is survived by his wife, Gale, who he met when both were first-graders; a 2-year-old daughter, Rya; and a 4-year-old son, Isaiah.

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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 10, 2007.
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August 11, 2020
Rest easy and thank you for your sacrifice.

(And also Peggy, long time poster has also passed too https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/obituaries/peggy-m-childers/)
January 6, 2013
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
It has truly been my honor to sign Jeremiah's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Jeremiah will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
January 6, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
Always remembering Jeremiah. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
January 6, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
Please accept my remembrance of Jeremiah on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
January 6, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
Remembering Jeremiah on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
July 15, 2009
Bryan is doing fine;Still in army-same unit as Jeremiah was in,in Alaska.But now deployed to Afghanistan. Thanks for asking! I Pray each night for all in harms way and for those who have paid the ultimate price and for their loved one's left with just memory's. GOD BLESS ALL
Stony Heinz
February 19, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families. War does not discriminate – It breaks my heart to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,400 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
January 8, 2009
In Memory of Jeremiah ~ (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 me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Jeremiah, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
January 6, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
Jeremiah 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
June 17, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Johnson!
April 18, 2008
Jeremiah thank you for putting your life on the line for us. Freedom is not free; never was, never will be.
MSGT ROY WOODS, USAF (RET.)
March 19, 2008
CPL Johnson; THANK YOU For YOUR Service To Your Country And To The Cause Of Freedom! Even Though I Did Not Know You,My Son Served With You In Iraq,He Held You And Your Friendship In Very High Regard,Believe Me When I Say YOU ARE MISSED!!!
Stony Heinz
January 5, 2008
Jeremiah-
My heart was broken when I heard about what happened to you. You were a great competitor on the football and baseball field against me in High School and I will never forget getting to know you when we were 14 and we talked preparing for our baseball tournaments. You were a man amongst men and I will never forget you.
Michael LaLane
October 16, 2007
Dear Family of Jeremiah Johnson -
Today I am finishing the MarineComfortQuilt we are creating to honor Jeremiah. Words cannot express the sympathy I have for you. I pray that God will give you comfort in the days and years ahead, and that his little children will come to know of the heroism of their father. I pray that when you receive the quilt, you will also feel the love which I and the other quilters have for your family.
Linda Garrison
August 17, 2007
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 sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 5, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Johnson and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
June 22, 2007
My name is Cheryl Grooms, I never meet Jeremaih but I recently recieved my memory bracelet with his name on it and I proudly wear it everyday to honor him and you for the sacrifice he gave for me and this country. By finding this site I also got to discover what a remarkable young man he was. May God bless you.
Cheryl Grooms
May 24, 2007
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your loved one.
May God bless you with comfort and peace. Thank you for your sacrifice.


In loving memory of our nephew
Spec Philip Cody Ford
C Co 3rd/509th Geronimos
Ft Richardson AK.
KIA Baghdad 10-Dec-2006
Ron and Kim Baker
April 18, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
Robyn Garside
April 1, 2007
To the family of Jeremiah Johnson,
My heartfelt sympathy to you. I typed in Jeremiah J Johnson tonight because I was looking for a web page about my son, and had forgotton the web address. I saw numerous sites with your Jeremiah's name and went to them. I pray for you for healing and that God will help you through the daily roller coaster of emotions you ride on and that no one else can understand unless they have been there. My son, Jeremiah J Johnson, was a Marine and also in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is home now and juggling full time school, work and parenting. He also has two children a son named Isaiah, and Dylan. I have close friends who lost their son in Iraq over a year ago and it has changed their lives so much. Now, whenever I think of my Jeremiah,or my friends the Pospicles, I will think of you and pray for you.
C Mason
February 6, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Johnson family in the loss of Jeremiah. I did not know Jeremiah, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Jeremiah you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
January 28, 2007
Please accept our condolences for your loss. You will be in our prayers, that the Lord provide you comfort and peace. We are grateful for the work, and sacrifice, of your Soldier, Jeremiah, a true American hero. God Bless.
Lee Sirotnak
January 24, 2007
Although I did not know Jeremiah or his family, as the mother of a son who has recently enlisted in the Army I grieve with you.
Sandy Bonesteel
January 19, 2007
To the Family of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless legacy.com for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
January 18, 2007
My heartfelt sympathies to your family. My heart breaks with each new name added to this list, and I am saddened by your loss. Know that you are surrounded by prayers, grace and the deep gratitude of all who live in freedom. My God hold you in his arms and grant you peace. Please find joy in the memories of your loved one and comfort knowing so many are holding you in their hearts.
Trudy Lowe
January 17, 2007
My name is Barb Shillinger and I send you my most sincere condolences on the loss of your son Jeremiah. I am the WA state coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. We are volunteers making a Civil War reproduction quilt for the family of each of our Fallen from WA. We ask nothing of the families except an address to which we can mail the quilt when it is finished. Please contact me and we will begin working on your quilt.
And, again, I am so sorry for your great loss. Barb Shillinger
Barb Shillinger
January 17, 2007
Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
Gary Allain
January 14, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson. If there are any brothers/ Sisters , please contact me, I am the Founder of Gold Star Siblings.
Karen Hickman
January 11, 2007
We can never repay this debt to you and so we humbly thank you. Rest in peace.
Henryk Zaleski (USN-Ret)
January 10, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU JEREMIAH YOU ARE MY HERO, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS HOLD YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEART,FOR NOW AND FOREVER
SHIRLEY DONEY
January 10, 2007
Scott Chamberland
January 10, 2007
We did not know Jeremiah personally, but we know what kind of person he was by his service to his country and his fellow soldiers. He gave all, and no one can say more than that. Our son Benjamin C. Schuster gave that on February 25th, 2006, in Ar Ramadi Iraq. We know how it is and how terribly you can miss him. Please know that we are with you, and will be as long as you need prayers and love from another family in crisis. We know.
Phyllis Schuster
January 10, 2007
I am sorry to hear of the loss of another young soldier. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you to lessen the pain. He is a hero. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Semper Fi
Aunt and Uncle to Lance Cpl James R. Davenport KIA 11/22/06.
Dennis (retired USMC) & Pam Robertson
January 10, 2007
My Deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson.
The price this Brave Young Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.
There is so much thanks to be given, to these young heroes, for their Courage, Dedication and Service.

May Jeremiah rest safely in God's Care and may God's Loving Peace and Comfort be with the Johnson family.
I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.

"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart"
~ Psalm 27:14 ~

May the Peace of God and the memories of Jeremiah, remain in your heart always.
May this give you comfort and strength through the difficult days ahead.
~ Softly and slowly, time heals.~
Garnet Jenkins
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