Now I lay me down to sleep...one less terrorist this world does keep...with all my heart I give my thanks...to those in uniform regardless of ranks...you serve our country and serve it well...with humble hearts your stories tell...so as I rest my weary eyes...while freedom rings our flag still flies...you give your all, do what you must...with God we live and IN GOD WE TRUST.
"Today Tony Johnston retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service. He has served our country well. You wouldn't believe the people today that stood and told stories of this wonderful man, my brother. I am in awe of his accomplishments, he is my hero. I am thankful that God made you my brother, my only brother, no one else could fill your shoes. Thank you for letting me share your very special day, I can't think of anywhere else I would have rather been today."
Jennifer Johnston Uhrick
"Thank you Tony for your 26 years of exemplary service to this great country of ours. Congrats! I feel very fortunate not only to be your cousin but also your friend! I hope retirement brings many good things to your life." Mike Densel
"I am proud to be able to say that I worked for 25 years with an amazing man. Thank you Tony for your outstanding service to God and Country!"
"Congratulations Tony on a great career. You were a major part of an outstanding shop & will be missed. Thanks you for your service." Tom Moore
"Today on this very special 9/11 I get the honor of being there as my dear friend, Tony Johnston, retires from the Air National Guard. What a special honor...well done my friend...thank you for all of your years of service."
On Sunday, September 11th, Master Sergeant Anthony Johnston chose to retire, as the 122nd Fighter Wing-Home of the Blacksnakes, was operating at Force Protection Bravo. Yes, 9/11.
Master Sergeant Tony Johnston is one of those heroes that stepped to the front when the need called for it. Yes, he's a hero. A hero, one who does ordinary work under abnormal or dangerous conditions. An American who does his job. He doesn't blow his horn – he doesn't look for thanks.
To hundreds of family, friends and fellow service men and women Tony spoke of his experiences in the Air Guard. From collecting rocks, to cleaning out his sock drawer, to making friends. He said, "It was the best of best and the worst of worst."
Thank you Tony, from the bottom of our hearts for your service to our country. You are an inspiration to all of us.