Army Spec. Isaac Lee "Chip" Johnson, 24, came home Thursday morning in a flag-draped casket.
It was not the reunion his cousin, Charles Jackson, imagined.
“It is the first time I have cried in years,” said Jackson, a U.S. Marine staff sergeant.
Johnson was killed July 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan. He was one of four soldiers killed in the attack.
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Johnson’s body was flown into the Columbus Metropolitian Airport on Kalita Charter plane. It landed about 9:40 a.m.
The body was met by family, friends, local law enforcement and more than 30 soldiers.