John Roy Young's grieving family tells of ordeal

Mar 28, 2008 Full story: Kansas City Star 7

“Sorry, that was a false report”

John Roy Young understood the dangers of working in Iraq, family members say, but he went anyway to serve his country.

But on Nov. 16, 2006, Young and four other civilian employees of Crescent Security Group Inc. were ambushed and taken hostage while escorting a supply convoy. The captors released a video of the men a month later.

Young's family hoped the Army veteran and Lee's Summit native remained alive. But last weekend, the FBI said the remains of Young and another missing man had been found. Read more

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Rome, GA

#1 Nov 1, 2008
Worked with Young while on a contract in Kuwait,I remember when he left to go to Crescent and was fortunate enough to shake his hand one last time while he was checking out from a previous contract, very excited man.Young will be remembered for his sense of humor and professionalism.

Sumter, SC

#2 Feb 12, 2010
John is my friend and I will never forget him. I love you brother, rest in peace
The truly informed

Columbia, MO

#3 Apr 23, 2010
John Roy young had a son named John R young. my bro. John r young is my half brother. He has told me the complete story of the conspiracy. . .
candi locke

United States

#4 Jun 20, 2012
He was my love i miss u so much john. Ur pics r next to me. May u rip love and miss u lots
Jill young

Grain Valley, MO

#5 May 2, 2013
He was my husband and the father to my child. He is greatly missed
Jill young

Grain Valley, MO

#6 May 7, 2013
I miss you John Roy our anniversary is coming up

Orlando, FL

#7 Sep 27, 2013
I worked with John in the Mideast and not a day goes by I don't think about him. I met John well before CSG and I still mourn him now. We had many serious conversations and lots of laughs. I hope one day all citizens will be recognized for the sacrifices and contributions we've made and continue to make in Iraq/Afghanistan. But until then I'll continue to tell your story as I knew you, I told my son about you when he seen my tatt and asked who you were.... I told him you are my friend and I'll never forget you. Rest in Paradise brother.

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