— An airman from Wisconsin was among the
11 people killed when a U.S. Air Force
military transport crashed at a base in
Afghanistan, his sister said Friday.
Quinn Johnson-Harris, 21, was a 2012
graduate of Homestead High School in the
Milwaukee suburb of Mequon.
Fa-tia Johnson, says he was her best
friend and she's sad to see him gone. She
says his work as a loadmaster was his
was an amazing individual, and we really
lost one, but you know what they gained an
angel, and he took him too soon, but you
know what it might have been his time, the
Lord wanted him home," Johnson said.
was only one month into his first
deployment when he was killed when the
C-130 he was in crashed shortly after
takeoff early Friday, she said. She says
military officers arrived at the family's
door with the letter.
he heard about the assignment to go into
Afghanistan, he was excited. He was ready
to go," Fa-tia Johnson said.
football coach and algebra teacher, David
Keel, recalled him as a selfless,
hard-hitting running back. He said he knew
the Air Force had one of the best when
they chose Johnson-Harris.
came back one day in his Air Force
uniform, and he could not have been more
proud to be wearing the red, white and
blue of the United States," Keel
brother, Lamar Johnson-Harris, recently
graduated from the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point.