Johnson, Daniel James, SrA
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Last Rank
Senior Airman E-4
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
3E8X1-Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Last AFSC Group
Civil Engineering
Last Unit
2007-2010, 30th Civil Engineering Squadron
Service Years
2006 - 2010
Senior Airman E-4

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1987
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Monona Grove
Last Address
Kandahar AB, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Oct 05, 2010
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Santa Maria Cemetery - Santa Maria, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Explosives Ordnance Disposal (Basic)
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 Unit Assignments
30th Space Wing30th Civil Engineering Squadron
  2007-2010, 30th Space Wing
  2007-2010, 30th Civil Engineering Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2020 Global War on Terror
 Colleges Attended 
Triton College
  2005-2006, Triton College
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Last Known Activity
 Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson was conducting an explosive ordnance operation west of Kandahar when his unit was attacked, according to the Defense Department.

Airman Johnson was a member of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Johnson, of Schiller Park, Ill., joined the Air Force about a year after graduating from Monona Grove High School in Wisconsin. He was on his second tour in Afghanistan and is the 30th Space Wing’s first active-duty airman killed since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

He had completed less than a month of a planned six-month deployment.

Johnson talked about the dangers of his job in a March interview with California television station KSBY.

“You work on an IED or something like that, and you know there’s hostile forces around you, you must be crazy to do what you do,” Johnson said. “I never really thought about it. It just seemed like a cool job.”

Staff writer

An explosive ordnance disposal airman died Tuesday after insurgents in Afghanistan attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Senior Airman Daniel J. Johnson was conducting an explosive ordnance operation west of Kandahar when his unit was attacked. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Butler suffered injuries from the blast, according to the Defense Department.

Both men were serving as members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Lt. Ann Blodzinski, a spokeswoman at Vandenberg, declined to comment on Butler’s condition.

Johnson, of Schiller Park, Ill., joined the Air Force about a year after graduating from Monona Grove High School in Wisconsin. He was on his second tour in Afghanistan and is the 30th Space Wing’s first active-duty airman killed since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, Blodzinski said.

He had completed less than a month of a planned six-month deployment.

Johnson talked about the dangers of his job in a March interview with California television station KSBY.

“You work on an IED or something like that, and you know there’s hostile forces around you, you must be crazy to do what you do,” Johnson said. “I never really thought about it. It just seemed like a cool job.”
   
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