John Joseph Tobiason

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Bloomington, MN

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Sergeant First Class John J. Tobiason served in the Army, 847th Adjutant General Battalion, 89th Regional Readiness Command, Wichita, KS. He was the Baghdad International Airport liaison and was responsible for helicopter missions and pushing the 82nd airborne surge in 2006/2007. Tobiason died of injuries sustained while deployed in Iraq.

John enjoyed serving his country and he believed in fighting for our country’s freedom. An awesome platoon sergeant, he put the Hoo in Hooah!

“Soldiers are people just like us, but they get up everyday rain or shine, and they put that uniform on and become extraordinary. They risk their lives for the very things that we take for granted. I don’t want people to ever forget his ultimate sacrifice,” recalled friend Marlena Williams.

Age: 42

Date of Death: November 28, 2007

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