Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Hero 12/10/2008

Spc. Jonnie L. Stiles
Spc. Jonnie L Stiles
38 years old from Highlands Ranch, Colorado
769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard
November 13, 2008
U.S. Army

Louisiana National Guard spokesman Maj. Michael Kazmierzak said Spc. Jonnie L. Stiles had been serving as a gunner on a Humvee doing route clearance when and IED detonated near his vehicle in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He said the job typically involves checking roads for bombs and insurgents.

Stiles' wife, Launa, said that he was nearly killed last month when a suicide bomber blew up a military vehicle in front of his. She said he was still able to rescue three other soldiers and returned to duty before his 30-day recovery period was finished.

"He was strong and really cared for his men," she said.

Stiles was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and graduated from Littleton High School in Colorado. He served in the military for 17 years, first joining the Marines and then switching to the Army in 1999. He served three years at Fort Carson, left the Army and then returned as a member of the Colorado Air National Guard in the Summer of 2007.


All Information Was Found On And Copied From MilitaryCity.com

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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15 comments:

Andrew Scott Turner said...

Godspeed to your son for a successful "mission" whatever that may be today, tomorrow, and all his days while serving.

AirmanMom said...

ast...thank you for your kind wishes, I will pass them along to my son! I thank you for stopping by!

Vinnie Sorce said...

You my dear woman are a very special person...

AirmanMom said...

vinnie...your kind words are deeply appreciated. It was good of you to stop by my little piece of the blogoshere!

Vinnie Sorce said...

My pleasrue! I'm trying to read more blogs that I find.

Kellan said...

Certainly a hero! I thank him and his family for their service to our country!

Take care - Kellan

AirmanMom said...

kellan... it was good of you to stop by!

H.A.L. said...

Praise and thanks to our Wednesday Hero.

I did send you an email containing Christopher's mailing info. I think I got your email address right. Please let me know if you do not receive it.
Thank you :)

Call Me Grandma said...

Thanks to Spc. Jonnie Stiles.
He is a true hero.

Mary Ellen said...

God Bless Spc. Stiles and all the other heroes who sacrifice so much for our freedom.

Julie said...

Is everything ok? It's not like you to not post for days...

Just checking in to make sure all is good in your world.

AirmanMom said...

HAL...thakn you for sending me Christopher's address! I will get a package off to him very soon! Thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

grandma...and prayers to his family as well.

AirmanMom said...

ME...our prayers are most definitely needed!

AirmanMom said...

julie...thank you for checking in. All is good... I was in Salt Lake City to attend my oldest son's college graduation! Woo-Hoo!
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