MEEKER | United State Army Private First Class John Corey Johnson, 28, a former resident of Meeker, was killed in action Friday, May 27, 2011, in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. Johnson joined the Army in February 2010 and was assigned to Fort Drum in July 2010. According to Fort Drum officials, Corey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Johnson was deployed to Afghanistan in March. Johnson is survived by his wife, two children with one on the way and his parents.
Services for Artie Parr of Meeker will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, (today) at Meeker United Methodist Church. An obituary will follow next week.
Longtime rancher Pat Johnson passed away June 28, 2011. Funeral services are pending.