Tuberville Honors Donna Johnson of Birmingham as July “Veteran of the Month”

Tuberville’s Veteran of the Month series recognizes Alabama’s heroes for service to our military and local communities

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today released a video honoring Donna Johnson of Birmingham as the July “Veteran of the Month.” Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s remarks can be found below, and his complete remarks can be found here.

“ROTC programs also change people’s lives. A perfect example is Master Sergeant Donna Johnson of Birmingham, who began her military career in ROTC at Jackson-Olin High School.”

“The idea of serving those in need motivated Donna to join Alabama’s National Guard full-time. She faithfully represented our state and country across the world, including stops in Iraq and Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While stationed in Kuwait, Donna was asked to sing the national anthem for her fellow service members after her commander noticed her gift of singing.”

“Donna continues to share her love of America through song at various events across Alabama, including Veterans’ Day ceremonies, school assemblies, and athletic events. Donna also generously invests her time in Alabama’s next generation of leaders by mentoring in the Birmingham City Schools’ “Common Ground” program. She serves as a positive role model for young women ages 12-14, encouraging them to rise above challenging circumstances, stay in school, and respect themselves and others.”

Senator Tuberville recognizes a different Alabama veteran each month for their service and contribution to their community. Constituents can nominate an Alabama veteran and submit their information to Senator Tuberville’s office for consideration by emailing

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees. 

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