SPC TREVOR JOHNSON
END OF WATCH: AUGUST 20, 2020
YESTERDAY, 20 AUG 2020, My younger brother Trevor Warren Johnston ended his eternal suffering by taking his own life. Pictured is he and I at his graduation from Infantry Basic. This heartbreaking news has rocked the foundation of our family. There are truly no words to describe the pain and loss we are feeling at this moment. My "little" brother struggled with demons in a way most of us will never have to comprehend. I take solace in the fact that he is no longer tormented and is finally at peace. We're shocked and deeply saddened that it came to this. He was loved and will be greatly missed. Your prayers and condolences to our family are appreciated and when arrangements have been made for services we will update everyone.
22 veterans a day commit suicide. 22 families a day lose a loved one and their lives are changed forever. 22 men and women a day who served in uniform have gone unheard and feel their only way out is to make an irreversible choice. And 22 times a day, there are countless people who are left behind here on Earth to mourn and question "why?" The victims of mental illness are spread far and wide, and it is everyone duty to attempt to help solve this devastating issue. Reach out to your loved ones and friends. Check on others and if you yourself are contemplating hurting yourself, please say something to someone.
SPC Trevor Warren Johnston was born in Albuquerque, NM at 1:26pm on April 25th 1989. He was raised by his loving parents Col. Stanley W. Johnston jr and Hon. Cheryl H. Johnston in Corrales, NM. SPC Johnston attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM for 2 years before graduating High School in 2007 from Cibola High School in Albuquerque, NM. He enlisted in the New Mexico Army National Guard on 19 September 2007 and served honorably for 6 years and 1 year deployment to the Middle East to support Operation Eduring Freedom. During SPC Johnston's time in service he was awarded multiple medals, ribbons and badges. They include: National Defense Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Espert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Rifleman's Badge, and graduated from the US Army's Mountain Warfare School. After the military SPC Johnston went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Columbia College which helped propel him into a career of logistics and management. He leaves behind his mother, father, and older Brother. He is survived by his two daughters, Jameson and Ryann.
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