Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday Hero 8/20/2008

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker
Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker
18 years old from Greenbrier, Arkansas
2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
October 12, 2007
U.S. Army

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker had only been in the country for two weeks before his death, according to the soldier's father, Stephen Thacker.

Thacker's father said his son felt a duty to enlist. "He said it was his job. Even after he got his orders that he was going over there, he said it's his job."

Thacker had attended Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas. He earned his GED in 2006, his father said. Thacker enlisted in the Army in April 2007 and completed his training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived at Fort Drum in August 2007. His honors include the Purple Heart.

"Nathan was an excellent man," sister Sabrina Black said. "He loved me, I loved him, and I’d give anything to have him back."

Pvt. Thacker was killed when an IED was detonated near his vehicle near Kirkuk. Three other soldiers were injured in the attack.

Pvt. Thacker is survived by his parents, siblings and his grandfather.

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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Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Thanks for sharing this today.

Just an FYI..that corset is NOT a tattoo. It is 2 rows of body piercing with lacing. I found it on a website devoted to unique body piercing.

Hallie :)

Michelle said...

My internet is acting weird.

THANK YOU for sharing these hero's stories with us. We need to keep them in our thoughts always.

And now we know that Hallie searches for weird body piercings on the internet. Thanks for that info too.

AirmanMom said...

Thank you for the positive feedback on Wednesday Hero, I too feel it is an important post.

Hallie...your secrets are safe with me and Michelle ;) Michelle, we obviously share in Hallie's illnessES!