Media Advisory # 19-14-001

MIAMI, FL. -- On Aug. 16, 2019, Maj. Gen. John Deedrick, commanding general, 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), will present the Silver Star Medal to the Family of Sgt. LaDavid Johnson.

Johnson was killed in action during operations in Niger, Oct. 4, 2017. He is being recognized for his valorous actions on that day.

The Johnson Family invites the public to attend. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Miami Gardens City Hall, Miami Gardens, Florida. Members of the media who wish to attend are asked to contact Capt. Rick Dickson, U. S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs representative, for coordination, no later than 5 p.m. on August 15.

For questions, please contact the USASOC Public Affairs representative, Capt. Rick Dickson at richard.dickson@socom.mil or 334.614.5640.

-30