It makes me seriously ill when I notice that I am not surprised by this sort of thing. What sort of thing? The brutalization, rape, murder and cover up of that crime by the US Military of a young black woman who chose to serve. When I am called to “support our troops,” PFC LaVena Johnson will be first in my mind. Don’t we owe her at least the truth?
The Army claims the 5’1” African-American soldier from North County died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound with a rifle on July 19, 2005. Her father, John H. Johnson, Ph.D. of Florissant, said color photos and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the military suggest otherwise.
Our worst fears were substantiated when we started going through information from the Army,” Johnson said.
He said the pictures and documents from the incident proved that his daughter had been brutalized – raped, beaten, shot and set on fire.
“Someone poured lye in her vagina to destroy evidence,” her father said. “Her body was dumped in a dirty, filthy contractor’s tent. Read on…
Please read on and sign the petition. Contact your representative personally and insist on a full investigation of the death of PFC Johnson and the cover-up of her rape and murder.