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Dallas - U.S. Army: Suspected Dallas Shooter Was Army Reservist Who Served In Afghanistan

Published on: July 8, 2016 11:10 AM
Last updated on: July 8, 2016 01:20 PM
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Dallas, TX - The Army said Friday that Micah Xavier Johnson, named as a suspect in the Dallas police shootings, served in the Army Reserve for six years and did a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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The Army released a portion of Johnson’s service record that said he enlisted in March 2009 and served in the Army Reserve until April 2015. He was a private first class and at the time he entered the Army gave his home of record as Mesquite, Texas, the Army said.

His military occupational specialty was carpentry and masonry, the Army said.

The Army said Johnson deployed to Afghanistan in November 2013 and returned in July 2014. For that he was given an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star. He also earned an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Service Ribbon and an Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M’’ Device, among other standard awards for service.



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 Jul 08, 2016 at 12:11 PM bennyt Says:

Excessive and disproportionate use of force!!n Why couldn't they use a robot-delivered tear gas canister instead of a lethal bomb to incapacitate him?

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 Jul 08, 2016 at 12:44 PM tar45 Says:

Animal!!!

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 Jul 08, 2016 at 12:46 PM puppydogs Says:

Still waiting for the so called Black Leaders to condemn this racist act of terror.

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 Jul 08, 2016 at 01:09 PM Butterfly Says:

Where are this animal's parents? He was not brought up -- he was dragged up!!

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 Jul 08, 2016 at 02:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
bennyt Says:

Excessive and disproportionate use of force!!n Why couldn't they use a robot-delivered tear gas canister instead of a lethal bomb to incapacitate him?

Why didn't he surrender?

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 Jul 08, 2016 at 02:23 PM hashomer Says:

Way too many Americans have military style weapons. Obviously we need gun control, but at least he was in a well regulated militia: ours.

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 Jul 09, 2016 at 10:16 PM Anonymous Says:

To #5- Are you naive, or what? Texas is an active death penalty state. If the suspect was captured, he surely would have faced the death penalty. Therefore, he had nothing to lose, by not giving up.

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