Rep. Terry Johnson, DO, Receives Military Honor

 

 

State Representative Terry A. Johnson, DO, was once again in the spotlight as he received the Legion Merit of Honor, May 22, from State Representative Danny Bupt  and Ohio Adjutant General Deborah Ashenhurst during a session of the Ohio House of Reprentatives.  Click here to see the entire presentation: 

 http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=135699&startTime=403&autoStart=True 

“Representative Johnson is a remarkable individual who not only gives 100 percent of himself to his constituents in the 89th House District, but also served our nation with distinction and dignity,” said Speaker Batchelder. “He is truly deserving of this honor and I could not be prouder to have him as my colleague and friend in the House.” 

The Legion of Merit is awarded to any member of the United States Armed Forces or a friendly foreign nation who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. It is the sixth in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations, and was established by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1943.  

“One of the things that was very hard for me when I ran for state representative was knowing that it would probably cost me my career in the National Guard,” said Representative Johnson as he addressed his colleagues on the House Floor. “It was a great personal sacrifice. I love the Guard. They are truly citizen soldiers. They stand ready to defend Ohio from natural disasters and any threat, and I am deeply honored to have served with them.” 


 


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