Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Hero 11/12/2008

Spc. Kenneth W. Haines
Spc. Kenneth W. Haines
25 years old from Fulton, New York
2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
December 3, 2006
U.S. Army

Spc. Kenneth Haines joined the United States Army in September 2000 as a fire support specialist and had been assigned to his unit for just over three years. He deployed to Iraq in October of 2006.

During his time in service, he received several military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and National Defense Service Medal.

Spc. Haines was killed by an IED that was detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Abu Hishma, Iraq.

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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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Mary said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Spc Kenneth W. Haines. It is men like him that allow us to live in freedom. Thank you for sharing.


AirmanMom said...

mary...thank you for taking the time to read the story of this hero!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I don't always comment on these (sometimes there's no words for the possibilities lost), but I read them and thank you for doing this.

AirmanMom said...

ibhh...there are no words. Please know it means alot that you stop by to read of these heroes!

Tonjia said...

they are so young... may god bless this soldier and his family.

AirmanMom said...

tonjia...each of these heroes are some mother's baby.

Mandy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today! This post is very moving. I am so glad you do this to remind us of what our family members fought for and/or are fighting for!!

AirmanMom said...

mandy...a special thank you to you and your husband for your service!