• Local soldier back from three years in South Korea
By Jim Wallace, Correspondent

Markice Johnson was in pushup mode Saturday morning. Photo by Jim Wallace, Correspondent.

Drops of sweat gathered on Markice Johnson as he went through his exercise routine Saturday morning in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Johnson returned Friday from a three-year tour of duty in the Army’s 1st Signal Brigade, where he worked in network communications in Daegu, South Korea.
While he was not at the true pressure point of the tangle between South and North Korea, Johnson said his work was critical. When the attack was threatened around April, there were nerves among everyone as the problems between north and south escalated.
“Everybody wants to be at the forefront, but I looked at it as without communications, how would people communicate on a daily basis in critical times,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Aug. 14, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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