Friday, May 28, 2010

American Soldier


From the bottom of my heart and depths of my soul, thank you to all of our troops who have placed or still place themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms that I'm sorry to admit I sometimes take for granted.

I'm thankful for this weekend...it reminds me and humbles me.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone but especially to you American Soldiers...


8 comments :

Minga Lou said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4820962&l=6e79033909&id=517831299

Spc. Bobby Justin Pagan November 23, 1986-February 13, 2010. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Zhari province, Afghanistan. Also killed were Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners and Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman.

He loved his family, especially his mother, and took great care of them all. He left for the Army because he was following in his big brother's footsteps. Bobby was engaged to be married, but instead of coming home on leave to introduce his Army fiance to his family, she came to meet his family alone, for his funeral.
He served proudly. Thank you for your sacrifice.
His brother, Robert Pagan, is currently serving a tour in Afghanistan. Please keep him in your thoughts.

Minga Lou said...

Spc. Bobby Justin Pagan November 23, 1986-February 13, 2010. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Zhari province, Afghanistan. Also killed were Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners and Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman.

He loved his family, especially his mother, and took great care of them all. He left for the Army because he was following in his big brother's footsteps. Bobby was engaged to be married, but instead of coming home on leave to introduce his Army fiance to his family, she came to meet his family alone, for his funeral.

He served proudly. Thank you for your sacrifice.

His brother, Robert Pagan, is currently serving a tour in Afghanistan. Please keep him in your thoughts.

Bobby Sybert said...

William T. Terry
(my grandfather)
ID: O-185851
Entered the Service From: Maryland
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Service: U.S. Army, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

Died: Monday, July 17, 1944
Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery
Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot: G Row: 26 Grave: 31

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Miles Goodman said...

S.R. Goodman (1923-2002) ... My Dad
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
RECEIVED THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL, FEBRUARY 1945. ROER RIVER CROSSING, FEBRUARY 23, 1945. 104TH TIMBERWOLF, FIRST BATTALION, 415TH INFANTRY HEADQUARTERS COMPANY.

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=2120765&popcount=1&tcount=1

Gratitude to everyone that has served and kept us free!

A Very Proud Son,
Miles Goodman

Kevin Scally said...

In honor of a hero from CHC Class of '82, Patrick Ardaiz.

http://www.vaw-vrc-memorialfund.org/Ardaiz.html

Lost at sea as his AWACS was returning to the carrier following a mission monitoring airdrops of relief supplies to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was also a veteran of Gulf War I and distinguished navigator.

STEPHAN said...

I thank my son, Alex Timchula, for his service in the USAF. He is to be deployed to the Middle East for a second time later this year. I am proud of him, and thankful for what he is doing to serve this country - even if at times it looks like it does not deserve his sacrifice.

Thanks to all who serve and have served.

bez_02 said...

My brother retired Major Bill Becker was a Gulf War vet with the US Army 2/11 Armor Cav Regiment. Bronze Star award recipient. I have many family members, father, uncles and cousins that have served. My only regret in life was not serving my country...I think alot of youth could learn from serving. I honor and respect them all for their service.

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