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Big Mike

In honor of Michael A. Johnson

I still grieve my big brother, Big Mike. He was a Golden Glove heavyweight champion and boxed for the U.S. Olympic boxing team. He was found on Medical Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland, shot several times in the back of his head and left on the street, dead.

This happened in 1983. I was in college and had to ride the Greyhound bus alone from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. when I was notified. My big brother never got to see me graduate or meet any of his nephews or nieces.

I am crying now, because nobody was ever convicted for his death, and I still really miss him.

A GUN IN A HAND KILLED MY BROTHER!!!!!!!

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