SGT Curtis Johnson

Castroville, TX

In 2005, Curtis Johnson enlisted in the Army to carry on his family’s legacy of military service.

On May 18, 2008, during his first combat deployment, Sergeant Johnson was serving as a combat engineer with the 571st Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, in Iraq, when his vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED). He sustained severe injuries in the blast, resulting in the amputation of both legs below the knee and tinnitus.

Curtis was medically evacuated and received multiple surgeries before returning stateside to Walter Reed Medical Center for rehabilitation.

Now medically retired, Curtis and his wife, Allison, enjoy spending time with their two children, Andrew and Bradley.

Originally from Oklahoma, Curtis is choosing to build his home in Texas where he and Allison have lived for over a decade.

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