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To: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI-1)

LaVena Johnson

LaVena Johnson was a soldier who enlisted in the Army in 2003, and the first Missouri woman to die in Iraq. She was found in her tent with a gunshot wound to the head, a broken nose, a black eye, loose teeth, acid burns on her genitals, and a trail of blood leading away from her tent. Her death was ruled as suicide, but it was rape and murder. Her spirit deserves honor and justice!

Why is this important?

The Army has yet to rule her death murder-rape, so her memory and honor are tainted as a suicide. This was not a suicide and the military is covering it up, because they do not want to own up to their error! Help put pressure on our elected officials to force the army to do the right thing. Please sign this petition and learn more here ~
This petition needs 100,000 signatures and will be submitted to Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, which has direct authority and oversight over all military matters on behalf of the people of the United States.


Reasons for signing

  • This is heartbreaking! The fact that the military covered it up means they had zero regard for her life!
  • I signed this because our government needs to take responsibility for the people they have "protecting" citizens. This woman and her family deserve closure. The evidence pointing this to a cover up and being a murder is overwhelming. May the people who did this to her receive a death worse than hers and never be found.
  • I signed to get justice and know in numbers we will be heard. Sleep peacefully Baby Girl


2020-07-05 19:36:51 -0400

100,000 signatures reached

2020-06-06 21:16:15 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-06-05 00:03:53 -0400

20,000 signatures reached