County Buildings Fly Flags at Half-Staff

(Dobson, NC) – Surry County government facilities will fly flags at half-staff July 15-17 to honor the life of Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremiah D. Johnson. Surry County is asking all local businesses to fly flags at half-staff, as well.

A native of Lowgap and the son of B.J. and Sandra Johnson, Staff Sgt. Johnson was a security forces airman assigned to a Royal Air Force base in Mildenhall, England.

Johnson served as flight sergeant for the 100th Security Forces Squadron at Mildenhall. He entered the Air Force in October 2013 and his decorations include two Air Force Achievement medals.

According to the Air Force Times, an Air Force spokesman said Staff Sgt. Johnson “was truly an amazing Airman, leader and friend to everyone he met.” The Air Force also said Johnson was a “selfless servant and professional — great Defender. We will truly miss him.”

Surry County Commissioners Chairman Larry Johnson said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May they always know that Surry County forever remembers and recognizes Staff Sgt. Johnson’s protection of our freedoms.”

Date: July 10, 2020