1/30/12 – A wreath laying ceremony for First Lieutenant David Johnson was held in Mayville on Friday. The 24-year-old Mayville-native was killed in Afghanistan last week by an Improvised Explosive Device. Mayor Jerry Moede told the crowd that Johnson was a good man and soldier, confident in what he was doing, and will be missed by many. The ceremony was held at Mayville’s new Veterans Memorial in Fireman’s Park. The brick structure with 17 granite panels currently has the names of 800 Mayville veterans. Mayville resident Dan Bell sat on the committee which raised $100,000 in just a few months last year to make the memorial a reality. Choking back a tear, Bell told us Johnson will be enshrined on the granite panels during their Memorial Day ceremony this May.