July 19, 2009 marks the fourth year since the probable rape and murder of PFC. LaVena Johnson who was stationed in Balad, Iraq when her life was taken in 2005. The case received worldwide coverage through the Internet and featured on programs like "Democracy Now" with Amy Goodman, some local coverage by KMOV out of St. Louis, Missouri.
LaVena’s father, Dr. John H. Johnson has taken every opportunity to tell his daughter’s story and the stories of similar cases, is near completion of a book he is writing about his family’s ordeal with the United States Military in a quest for justice.
Tune in tonight to a special broadcast of One Black Man's View - "Remembering Lavena Johnson".
Scotty Reid of Black Talk Radio spoke with Dr. Johnson on July 18, 2009. The full hour long candid interview will air tonight at 10:00 pm EST on the Black Talk Radio Network and other outlets on the internet. Will take calls if you would like to express a view on Lavena's case.