Johnson Returns Home

2/4/12 – Hundreds upon hundreds lined the streets of Horicon and Mayville Friday to honor their hometown hero, First Lt. David Johnson, who was killed last week while defending his country in Afghanistan. In Horicon, the downtown was awash in red, white and blue as droves of employees at John Deer joined local students, city workers and residents in lining the streets in a solemn and emotional show of patriotic support. When the motorcade arrived in Johnson’s hometown of Mayville, the procession paused for a moment in front of the American Legion Building for a 21-gund salute. There will be a visitation Saturday at Mayville High School from 1pm to 7pm and again Sunday beginning at noon until a memorial service begins at 2pm. At 4pm, Johnson will be taken to the Veterans Memorial of Mayville in the City Park, where military rights and the flag folding presentation will take place. The public is invited to attend.