Miami, Florida – The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project established a trust fund for the children of heroic special forces soldier Sgt. La David Johnson on January 2, 2018, which would have been Sgt. Johnson’s 26th birthday. That birthday celebration was interrupted when he was killed in an ambush in Niger in October 2017, along with Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright.