Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Week's Hero Was Suggested By Louie

 

Bill Juneau 36 years old from Rush City, Minnesota November 27, 2007  

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 )
 
 
 

Bill Juneau 36 years old from Rush City, Minnesota November 27, 2007

 If there was one thing Bill Juneau loved as much as his country, it was his dog, Jake.

 

The accident-prone black Lab, who has been hit by two cars, had a toe amputated on his right paw and survived eating 42 candy bars in one sitting, once fell off a dock and through the ice on a lake while Juneau was hunting withhis best friend, Dan Bock. Bock said Juneau jumped into the icy, chest-deep water to save his dog.

"He threw that wet dog on the deck and sacrificed everything to save him," said Bock. "Bill's just that type of guy."

Juneau, a 10 year veteran of the Chisago County sheriff's deputy, was in Iraq helping to train Iraqi police recruits when his convoy was hit by and IED 50 miles outside Baghdad.

 A spokesperson for DynCorp, the private firm Juneau was working for, said Juneau was driving the lead vehicle in the large convoy that included U.S. Army personnel as well as members of the Iraqi National Police Force. The convoy was headed for a scheduled training mission. An Iraqi translator and a U.S. Army soldier sustained injuries in the blast as well.

His twin sister, Bridget Sura, said he wanted to help Iraqis rebuild their country and create better lives.

 "He would often sugar-coat the bad stuff, because he wanted us to know about the positive things," she said. "But we still worried every minute of every day."

Another reason he joined was because he loved adventure, she said. While with the Chisago County Sheriff's Department, he started and led the country's SWAT team. Jake, his dog, has been embraced by Juneau's sister's family.

 "He has more lives than a cat," Sura said, adding that they recently discovered a chocolate stash he'd hidden in his kennel. "Jake is a part of my brother," she said. "He[Bill] will be missed by a lot of people. This will leave a hole in a lot of people's hearts."

 

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:

kegsranch said...


What a good face. I am sure that the person who live(s) there is the same. As a dog lover (and understander), I am sure Bill is watching over Jake and waiting until again they are together.

I had a dream the other night and I think it was his face that was in it. It was there for an instant and just as quickly it was gone. That is why I am writing. Please accept my condolances from afar. Sincerely, kegs.