Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sharing Some Of My Dad With You

My Dads whole life was all about being a US Army Soldier. He had served 2 tours in Vietnam, he later went to OCS at Ft Benning, Ga. and became an officer. After 9/11 all he wanted to do was go back into the Army to fight for our Freedoms. At age 57 he joined back up through a special program. He served 1 year in Afghanistan and went on to Iraq to train Iraqi soldiers. At age 60 he was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra Iraq.
He is the oldest U.S. service member of all Military Branches to die in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Thank you Daddy for your selfless sacrifice. You are truly our HERO and will not be forgotten.


  1. Hi BeCca, I know what its like to truly love your Daddy so very much. I cant imagine the pain of your loss. I am so very thankful to him for defending my freedom as well as the freedom of our country. As a military wife and former military brat I can say that I know how awesome these men and women who defend our freedom are. Wish I could have know him BeCca. Love you girl! Hugs!

  2. Hi Becca, Thank you for sharing about your Dad. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the sacrifice so many make to keep us safe and free. I have the utmost love and respect for the military and their families and appreciate with all my heart what they do and have done for America. Bless you dear!!!!

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your daddy Becca ♥ God bless not only him for his precious service and ultimate sacrifice for our country .... but to you and your families for your loss. I do know he must have been a fabulous dad because he sure has a lovely daughter and left a wonderful legacy ♥
    Blessings, Dawn ♥♥♥♥♥

  4. It is truly an honor and a blessing to have men like your father defend our great country. God bless your family!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your Dad with us. His life is a testament to what a wonderful and giving man he was. It is so important to hear the personal stories of those who serve our country, and the sacrifices they make for it. The people of the military should be honored each day for their bravery and unselfish commitment to us all. May God bless you and your family.

  6. Thank you BeCca for sharing your Dad with the rest of us! What a truly giving man he was. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
    Bless you~

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope and pray that we never forget all the courageous men and women who have served in armed forces to fight for our freedom. These are truly HEROES and need our loyalty to them. God bless you and your family, Valerie

  8. Oh I am so truly sorry for your loss. My father was a career soldier as well. God bless your father for his sacrifice. You must be so proud of him.

  9. Wow! What an honor to have your dad be the oldest US service member whose life was taken doing something he truly loved. I know it must be so hard to have him gone but what a wonderful legacy he has left behind, not just for you, his family, but for the rest of the military services! Even though I didn't know him, I appreciate his service to our country so very much!!

  10. I just read this post today BeCca. What a wonderful father you were so richely blessed with. Such sacrafices he made not only for his family but for his country. That's an American Hero if ever there was one.
    Warm Hugs,

  11. BeCca What a Sacrafice he made because of his
    great love for his country, I appreciate his to service to our great country,Giving me the
    privilage of Flying my USA Flag Showing our Liberty and Freedom.
    Not a day goes by without thinking of the price and sacrafice military familys make so
    others can have and enjoy "Freedom" You all are
    "Heros" You must be so very Proud of yor Dad
    God Bless America !!!!
    Warm Blessings and hugz.. Trish-Ladybug

  12. You have an absolutely wonderful father and he is still taking care of all of us. Many thanks for all of the sacrifices that your father and your family has give us.
    God Bless,