A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Sgt. James G. Johnston of Trumansburg, N.Y., during a dignified transfer June 28, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group, Fort Hood, Texas. 

The parents of Sgt. James G. Johnston, the Fort Hood soldier who was killed in action earlier this week in Afghanistan, want the state and nation to know that their son was Texas born and bred.

“He’s a Texan,” said Johnston’s mother, Meghan Billiot, who lives in Galveston.


Sgt. James G. Johnston was a native Texan and Copperas Cove resident who loved Hawaiian shirts.

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