Former Football: Ex-Cajun Johnson helps to carry McCain, Bush caskets
Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, Dec. 7, 2018
UPDATE: About three months after helping to carry late Arizona Sen. John McCain's casket, ex-UL offensive lineman Terry Johnson was part of the military honor guard carrying late President George H.W. Bush's casket after his funeral Thursday in Houston.
The original story:
Former Ragin’ Cajuns offensive lineman Terry Johnson played a role Thursday in the sendoff for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Johnson served on the honor guard that carried McCain’s flag-draped casket into North Phoenix Baptist Church for a memorial service attended by former United States Vice President Joe Biden, among others.
According to the UL football program, Johnson currently is a Navy E-3 Seaman.
Johnson played three seasons for UL on a trio of New Orleans Bowl-winning teams, first as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams in 2012, then as starting left guard in 2013 and as starting center in 2014.
He’s a product of Oxford High in Oxford, Mississippi, who came to UL from Northwest Mississippi Community College.
McCain, a Vietnam War POW, served as a U.S. senator since 1987 and was the Republican nominee for president in 2008.
He died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
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