Johnson receives flag
State Rep. Joel Johnson proudly displays an American flag from Operation Enduring Freedom from Corporal Scott E. Taylor of Harrison in his Lansing office. “I appreciate this gift a great deal,” said Johnson, R-Clare. “I have tremendous respect for Scott answering the call to service. My prayers continue to be with his wife Mindy and their children as they look forward to a happy reunion in the future.” Taylor shipped the flag from Afghanistan, where he is deployed as a member of the 144th Military Police Company “Blackhats.” The flag is displayed with an accompanying certificate certifying that it had flown on June 1, 2013 over Camp Bala Hissar “in the face of the enemy.” When home, Taylor serves as a Michigan State Police trooper.