A National Guard soldier stationed at the Texas border died Sunday after being injured in an accident. Sam Riddle, 28, was fatally injured when his military vehicle overturned on a Texas highway. Riddle was assigned to the Joint Task Force-Lima in El Paso, Texas. The guard was traveling to a training event in New Mexico when the accident occurred. National Guard troops have been stationed at the border since 2006 as part of Operation Phalanx. The mission of Operation Phalanx is to support CBP and help enforce U.S. laws within the border region.
Sgt. La David Johnson was killed in an ambush by ISIS terrorists
Sgt. La David Johnson, a U.S. Army National Guard soldier stationed at the Texas border, was killed in an ambush by ISIS terrorists on October 4th. Sgt. Johnson was traveling with three other soldiers in a Humvee when they were attacked by militants with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades; he was the only one killed in the attack. Sgt. Johnson, 25, was from Miami Gardens, Florida and had served in the armed forces for six years.
Sgt. La David Johnson’s death sets off a national search for his body
The death of Sgt. La David Johnson has set off a national search for his body. Johnson was one of four soldiers who died after their AC-130 gunship was shot down by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Oct. 4th. Johnson’s body has not been found despite extensive efforts by U.S. Special Forces, according to Defense Department officials.
Johnson, 27, was from Miami Gardens, Florida and was stationed at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas as part of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). He is survived by his wife and two young children.
Johnson is the latest casualty in what has been an increasingly deadly year for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Syria. In August, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Black was killed while leading a firefight against ISIS militants in eastern Afghanistan
A National Guard soldier stationed at the Texas border has died
When National Guard soldier Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright died near the Texas border, he was serving an important purpose: helping to secure our nation’s southern border. As a Guardsman, Wright was part of a volunteer force that has grown in recent years as more and more people have become concerned about the security of our borders.
Wright, 34, died after being injured while performing his duties at the Southern Border Station in Van Horn, Texas. He was stationed there with the 2nd Battalion, 129th Infantry Regiment. His death is tragic but it also underscores just how important it is that National Guard members are engaged in border security efforts.
The National Guard has been playing an increasingly important role in homeland security since 9/11. National Guard members are trained and equipped to support civil authorities in times of crisis. This includes assisting with law enforcement activities like patrolling our borders and responding to natural disasters like wildfires.
How to contact your representatives about the National Guard sergeant stationed at the Texas border
To contact your representatives about the National Guard sergeant stationed at the Texas border, you can use the following resources:
1. Go to www.house.gov and type in your zip code to find your representative’s website.
2. Use the “Contact Your Representative” form on this website to send a message directly to your representative.
3. Follow @senators on Twitter and retweet any messages that mention your state or district.
4. Attend local town halls or meetups organized by advocacy groups like Moms United For Immigration Reform (MUIR) or The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR). You can also reach out to individual members of Congress through their websites or social media channels.
What to do if you are asked to help with the search for Sergeant La David Johnson
If you are asked to help with the search for Sergeant La David Johnson, please do not go into the bush. Do not drive off the road. Do not go on foot. If you must leave your vehicle, drive slowly and stay in the general area where the search is taking place. Let someone know what you are doing and when you expect to return.
What to do if you encounter any suspicious activity near the Texas border
If you are in the area of the Texas border, and you see any suspicious activity, please call 911. If you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, please do not approach or confront anyone. Remember to always stay aware of your surroundings and report anything that seems out of the ordinary to authorities.