Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Welcome to this week's installment where all the member bloggers of Wednesday Hero collectively honor many of the real hero's found in this country who's names and bio's have been provided to us for these humble tributes by blogroll creator Indian Chris @ Right Wing and Right Minded.


Many of them are those that have paid the ultimate price for our country protecting it both here and abroad from the many threats we face from our enemies wishing us and them harm, some are not. In either case they are the real American heroes of today and we now both salute and offer our prayers. To join us if you wish to please start by reading the post below.(Introduction courtesy of  Chicago Ray )
 
 

Sgt. Antwan L. Walker

 

Sgt. Antwan L. Walker 22 years old from Tampa, Florida 2nd Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division May 18, 2005
 
 
 
 
 Sgt. Antwan Walker was excited about coming home from Iraq to celebrate his 23rd birthday with his family and friends. His mother, Andrea Pringle, was busy planning the party when an Army official unexpectedly came to her house. She said he told her Thursday that her son was killed the previous day by a bomb blast in Ramadi.
 
 
The Department of Defense hasn't publicly confirmed his death. Sgt. Antwan Walker, known as Twan to his friends and family, joined the Army in 2000. Pringle said her son joined to earn money for college.
 
 "Twan had a lot of goals in life," She said. "He was very ambitious and very smart."
 
 
Sgt. Walker had been in Iraq for about a year. He called his family often but didn't want to talk about war. Instead, he talked about starting a real estate career and his three children.
 
"He was such a good dad," his mother said. "All he wanted to do was make a good life for his kids."
 
 
In April 2005, Walker wanted to talk about the fighting. He told his mother five soldiers he was traveling with were killed. His phone calls became more frequent after that. Pringle said she had days when she couldn't eat or sleep because of her worries. But she never forgot to give her son her support. "I always told him I'm proud and be safe".
 
 
 

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

 

 We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

 

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1 comment:

tschuckman said...

Very Nice!
    I can remember being in a Fort Rucker, AL aviation school class room with an old, toothless instructor.. lol.   He didn't teach us much about the subject matter, but talked  about his good old Army days and how the Army kept him from starving a few times.
    Maybe I just have a good memory [like a steel trap] but it seems to me that most combat Vet's regard their military days as "snap shots in time..."   Certain adventures and history stand out more than others.  So when a stimuli awakens the past, old men muse about their days of glory-- or nights of fear.

Tom Schuckman
tschuckman@aol.com