Lafayette Native Serving Onboard Warship In Japan

As we honor our veterans, here’s a salute to a Lafayette native serving in the United States Navy. Sean Johnson is a Petty Officer 3rd Class, serving aboard an amphibious warship in Japan. He’s a 2014 graduate of Lafayette High School.

Petty Officer Johnson has served in the Navy for the past three years. He’s currently serving onboard the USS America as an electronics technician. Johnson is quick to acknowledge his high school band director, Scotty Walker, is a veteran.

“I joined the Navy for its education and economic opportunities,” said Johnson. “Also, my grandfather was in the Navy.”

Many students who learn music in school excel in science and math. These are important skills for someone serving in Johnson’s capacity.

Petty Officer Johnson, we in Acadiana salute you.

Source: Navy Outreach