Georgia Community Mourns Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) -- March 31, 2012

A Georgia community is mourning the death of a local Army soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Randall Valimont, pastor of the Griffin First Assembly of God, says the church will dedicate its Easter program to the memory of 20-year-old Pfc. Johnathon F. Davis, whose father is a lay pastor at the church.

The Pentagon says Davis of Griffin was killed Thursday by enemy small arms fire in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Associated Press reports the soldier was able to talk with his parents shortly before his death. Valimont says Davis' wife is eight months pregnant and he was looking forward to being a father.

Davis was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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