TRIBUTE TO COLONEL FRED JOHNSON; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 197
(Senate - December 10, 2019)

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 Mr. PAUL. Madam President, Col. Fred Johnson, U.S. Army, 
Retired, was honored as Kentucky's 2019 Veteran of the Year. Since his 
retirement from the U.S. Army in 2014, Fred Johnson has immersed 
himself in community service in Louisville in both existing programs, 
such as YouthBuild and Restorative Justice Louisville, and through 
developing new, innovative ways to use the arts and storytelling to 
help connect veterans with the broader community. His Veteran's Writing 
Workshop series and the innovative Shakespeare with Veterans group that 
he cofounded in 2016 are helping veterans communicate their stories in 
creative and timeless ways. Colonel Johnson remains committed to our 
country as is evident by his decision to teach sixth grade Social 
studies class at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I am proud to 
recognize Col. Fred Johnson as a remarkable symbol of the rich veteran 
heritage of Kentucky.

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