Around 300 family, friends, fellow soldiers and members of the communities surrounding Fort Hood attended a celebration of life ceremony Monday for Sgt. James G. Johnston.

Johnston, assigned to the 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group at Fort Hood, was killed during a Taliban attack in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on June 25. Family, friends and soldiers who served with Johnston spoke during the celebration about their memories of the soldier all called a “natural leader.”

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