May 16, 2017
Krista Johnson joined the US Army in December, 2005.
In April, 2006, her truck was hit by a suicide car bomb and several times afterward her vehicle was hit a total of 8 times. In November, 2007, several EFPs flipped her ASV into a water canal where she was knocked unconscious. That day she lost her gunner, following the incident Krista was given the option to go home. She told her commander that the only way she would leave was “in a body bag or with my unit”. Krista was awarded the Purple Heart for her injuries. At the conclusion of her 15-month tour in Iraq, Krista worked as a Military Police Officer, Investigator and member of the Drug Suppression Team at Ft. Lewis and Ft. Leonard Wood until she left the Army in 2010.
Originally diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a Traumatic Brain Injury and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy she was given an 80% disability rating. This year she was notified that her disability rating was re-evaluated to 20%, resulting in a substantial loss to her monthly income. She is a single-mom with a 10-month-old son, Andrew who was born July 4th, 2016. Krista is currently fighting the decision and has filed an appeal to have her case reviewed. However, she is not confident that the Veterans Administration will restore her disability rating. Krista is a dedicated patriot and tremendous mother, with your help we can provide Krista and Andrew with temporary support during this difficult time.