Remembering What Has Been Lost


One of the people killed during the shooting at UA Huntsville was Dr. Adriel Johnson. He was 52. He was an associate biology professor working in cell biology. But there is another part of his life I want to share.

Dr. Johnson was a Boy Scout Leader. He had two sons. He volunteered with Troop 102 at the First Missionary Baptist Church. Among other awards, he had received the Silver Beaver, Scouting highest award for an adult leader. They don’t just hand those out. He had been making a serious contribution for a number of years.

I wanted to take a moment to remember a fellow Scouter who was taken before his time. To his family, his church, and his Troop, it must be incomprehensible.

He was dedicated to the Scouts of Madison County, and his passing is a tremendous loss to all of them.
–Bill McCoy, District Committee for Advancement.

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