The Minnesota Memorial Riders stopped at the Bayport home of Bob and Adrienne Johnson Friday morning to honor the memory of Lance Cpl. Dane Johnson, a military police officer and
member of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. Johnson, a 2004 graduate of Stillwater Area High School, was a U.S. Marine Corps reservist. Though he never saw combat, Dane’s loved ones sai
d he was a kind and gentle soul who always knew that he wanted to serve his country. Johnson died in an Aug. 30, 2005, motorcycle accident near Lakeland. He was 20 years old. Since then the Johnson family has created Dane’s Place in Bayport, a shelter that helps families going through transition. The Minnesota Memorial Riders nominated him for honorary membership in their group for his outstanding service and so he can continue to ride on.