This comes via Kevin @ Slant Truth
LaVena Johnson’s parents continued to be thwarted by the military in their attempts to uncover the truth about what happened to their child in Iraq. They are circulating the following petition to help put pressure on the military to be accountable to LaVene, to theme, and ultimately to the American people for the way women soldiers and non-combatants have been treated in this war. Link to sign petition is at the bottom of post.
Ms. LaVena Johnson, following her family’s military tradition, joined the Army immediately after finishing high school as an honor roll student.
In July 2005, Ms. Johnson was found dead in a military army base in Iraq. The military ruled her death as a suicide. There was evidence found on her body however of a physical struggle consisting of two loose front teeth and a bruised lip which had to be corrected at the funeral home.
Despite her father, Dr. John Johnson’s inquires into her body’s physical condition, the army responded that the case was closed.
More evidence that did not support the military’s ruling of Ms. Johnson’s death was a suicide was revealed by a local Missouri news network. Ms. Johnson’s mental state was quite stable according to reports before her death, there was a trail of blood leading to the barracks where her body was found as well as evidence that a perpetrator attempted to set her body on fire.
Despite years of Mr. John Johnson’s dedicated efforts to have the army reopen the case, they continue to refuse.
Philip Barron, an independent activist, dedicated his effort toward military justice and full disclosure with the website http://www.lavenajohnson.com/ and also started a petition that has recently expired which targeted the Armed Services Committees of the Senate and the House.
There is a renewed interest surrounding the call for justice for LaVena Johnson with more and more people becoming educated of the facts.
Let us utilize this renewed interest and demand our Congress to call for investigations, and full disclosure of the events surrounding the death of such a beautiful soul.
Add your name to the petition here.