Awards & Winners

Shoshana Johnson

Date of Birth 18-January-1973
Place of Birth Panama
(Central America, Latin America, North America, Americas)
Nationality United States of America, Panama
Also know as Shoshana Nyree Johnson
Profession Soldier, Author
Shoshana Nyree Johnson is a Panamanian-born former United States soldier, and was the first black or Hispanic female prisoner of war in the military history of the United States. Johnson was a Specialist of the U.S. Army 507th Maintenance Company, 5/52 ADA BN, 11th ADA Brigade. During a gun fight that led to her capture she suffered bullet wounds to both of her ankles. She was freed in a rescue mission conducted by United States Marine Corps units on April 13, 2003. She was held prisoner in Iraq for 22 days along with five other members of her unit including: SPC Edgar Hernandez SPC Joseph Hudson PFC Patrick Miller SGT James Riley - 31-year-old from Pennsauken, N.J. As the senior soldier present, he ordered the surrender. PFC Jessica Lynch - Part of same 507 unit but held in a different location

Awards by Shoshana Johnson

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Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography I\u2019m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen \u2013 My Journey Home
Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster