Jerry Johnston was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He moved with his family of 7 to Montana followed by the state of Washington. There he graduated from high school and was drafted in to the United States Army at the age of 19.
Jerry spent the next 23 years in the Army serving in various places and units to include Infantry/Combat Support and Military Intelligence. His major duty positions included Detachment Sergeant and Operations Sergeant assignments. Jerry retired in 1995 as a Detachment Sergeant. His Military Awards include: Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters. Jerry is also a 100 percent service-connected disabled veteran.
Upon retiring from the Army, Jerry and his family moved back to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended Laramie County Community College on the GI bill and Vocational Rehabilitation from the VA.
During this time Jerry acquired full employment at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center from his Vocational Rehabilitation training. He worked in the BIOMED Engineering Department as an Electronic Technician for 15 years, until he had to take a medical retirement.
Jerry's past and present hobbies and interests include, collecting WW1 and WW2 Infantry weapons among other firearms, fishing and hunting. Jerry is also a life time member of the NRA.