Soldier remembered on the streets of Crown Heights
Although soldier Rayshawn Johnson died in Iraq, his memory will continue to live on in Crown Heights. The community honored him by renaming a street in his honor Saturday.
The corner of Maple Street and Albany Avenue was renamed Private First Class Rayshawn S. Johnson Way. Since Johnson?s death two years ago, activist have pushed for the tribute. Residents say it is important for the community to honor the sacrifice of soldiers like Johnson.
Private First Class Johnson was awarded the purple heart and bronze star after his death.