Johanny Rosario death – obituary, cause of death : Johanny Rosario, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts has died. She passed away on August 26th 2021 after being involved in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
Who is Johanny Rosario?
Sergeant Johanny Rosario was a proud Dominican- American, she was fiercely proud of her heritage as a Dominican-American and was wholly devoted to her mother, brothers, sister, and niece. She was a student and a teacher, a caretaker and caregiver and a proud United States Marine. She was a student at Columbia College during her enlistment, taking online classes, she tried to set a good example for her siblings.
According to Keeley, a captain in the Marine Corps who serves as deputy director of the Recruiters School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, in San Diego, “When I first met her, then-Corporal Rosario managed a budget of $659,000 with little to no oversight. She taught me how the entire fiscal and supply system worked. It’s unusual to place that much trust and confidence in a Marine so junior, but Rosie was so good that we never doubted her. She received not one, but two medals during the 15-months we worked together for her exceptional performance.” He wrote.
“She was commended by her unit, the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade back in May for her work as supply chief, a task typically held by someone of higher rank. Keeley recalled how “heartwarming” it was to see the 25-year-old’s relationship with her boyfriend grow, despite sometimes being stationed half a world away from one another.
How did she die?
Sergeant Johanny Rosario was stationed in Afghanistan where she lost her life in suicide bombing that took place at Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Kabul airport. people were being evacuated amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. A dozen other U.S. service members and 169 Afghans were killed.
She was screening women and children who are trying to flee the country at one of the airport’s gates, a task she volunteered for, when the suicide bombing occurred. Her service was not only crucial to evacuating thousands of women and children, but epitomizes what it means to be a Marine: putting herself in danger for the protection of American values so that others might enjoy them.
Tributes and comments:
“I can’t quite describe the feeling I get when I force myself to come back to reality & think about how I’m never going to see her again,” Harrison wrote. “How her last breath was taken doing what she loved—helping people—at HKIA in Afghanistan. Then there was an explosion. And just like that, she’s gone.”
“Maybe it was because Rosie couldn’t run that she never ran away from her problems; she attacked them head on,” he wrote. “And that’s what probably brought her to the front of Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 26. Initial reports indicate she was a member of the Female Engagement Team screening women and children for evacuation to the United States. She helped over 30,000 reach safety before she was killed by a suicide bomber.”
Dozens attended a separate vigil in Rosario’s memory last weekend in Boston that was hosted by Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, an organization founded by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.