KINGMAN - U.S. Army Pfc. Kenneth Johnson is currently completing his one-year tour in northern Iraq.
In November, Kingman Academy Of Learning Middle School students completed and sent 50 boxes overseas to servicemen and women for Christmas. Johnson received one of those boxes. He contacted the school and said when he was on leave, he would like to come to the school and thank the students.
Johnson arrived on March 9. He and his family were first treated to lunch at the Elks Lodge by members of the Blue Crew who sponsored the overseas box program for the school. He then went to the middle school for a student assembly and presented unit medals worn by members of his regiment to the students who had written letters to him. He then presented a plaque from his regiment and an American flag, which had flown over their headquarters in Iraq, and held a question and answer session with the students.
The Elks Veterans Committee and KAOL Middle School thank Pfc. Johnson and his family for giving up one their valuable leave days to be with us.