By Shawn Rice
Sergeant La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger, being a deserter is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the solider had deserted his unit. Rather, it is a pretty despicable report that slanders and disrespects a fallen solider whose family is currently grieving their loss.
Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. He left behind a wife who is six months pregnant and two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.
Where did this fake news originate? Freedum Junkshun published the fake news article reporting that Johnson had been a deserter prior to his death in West Africa. You can read the fake news below.
Sergeant La David T. Johnson was among four soldiers killed in Niger when terrorists attacked his unit and ever since his death his mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, has been attacking Trump on liberal news programs.
If you’ve wondered why she has been trying to keep attention focused on the President instead of her son, we now have answers. Breitbart News discovered that Mr. Johnson wasn’t the perfect soldier that his mother wants us to believe:
According to members of Johnson’s unit, he had disappeared days before the attack.
It is unknown if he met anyone in the multiple days he was gone, but the attack occurred when three other members of his unit went out searching for him.
“I don’t want to raise the alarm yet, but it seems that he was trying to pull a Bergdahl,” said the soldier, who discussed the situation on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about it. “It seems suspicious that these terrorists were waiting for them.”
At least two other soldiers voiced the same concerns.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. There have been no indication that Johnson was a deserter from any legitimate news outlet. Breitbart News did not report that Johnson was a deserter. Additionally, the anonymous alleged members of his unit raise flags.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Wow damn shame https://t.co/EZ2g9B9JZl
— Vickers061@gmail.com (@onefunkmusic) October 27, 2017
— Erxhan Memeti (@xhanzii) October 26, 2017
BREAKING: Black Soldier Killed In Niger Was A Deserter https://t.co/nt9V43siEw
— Lorn Cramer (@lorn_cramer) October 26, 2017
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