Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Hero 02/18/2009

Sgt. Kelly Keck
Sgt. Kelly Keck
34 years old from West Liberty, Kentucky
U.S. Army

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him the Purple Heart.

On September 13, 2008, Sgt. Kelly Keck, a combat medic serving in Afghanistan, was wounded while trying to aid his fellow soldiers who's truck had just been struck by an IED. "I stepped off the road to try to get to the side of the truck, and the next thing I know I hear a loud boom, and I'm laying on the ground," he said. Sgt. Kelly had stepped on a land mine. He was flown to a field hospital in Jalalabad where he ended up loosing three fingers on his left hand and his right leg below the knee. "It was quite an ordeal," the soft-spoken soldier said.



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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16 comments:

MightyMom said...

Hey there, Thanks for stopping by and I'm grateful for the prayers! The date may change..if so I'll post the new date.

Thanks to you and your son for your service and sacrifice!

Sarah

AirmanMom said...

MM...thank you for your kind words and please do keep me posted! I'll continue to check in on your blog.

Mike Golch said...

How do we say thnak you to such men and women? we celebrate their lives and be greatful that they risk thieir lives to protect us.-former SGT USAF (1971-1974)

Grandma J said...

God bless Sgt Kelly Kleck and all our brave soldiers, and service men and women. Because of their sacrifices we remain free.

AirmanMom said...

mike...your words are perfect, thank you!

AirmanMom said...

grandma...we must do all we can to acknowledge these heroes!

Mary Ellen said...

We're so blessed to have men and women like Sgt. Keck to defend our freedoms. God protect them all.

AirmanMom said...

ME...I'm so glad you are feeling better! Thank you for stopping by!

Mary said...

God Bless Sgt. Keck and the men and women who serve. They are all heroes and deserve our support.

Hope all is well with you. Things have been hectic here and I've been unable to visit as I'd like.

Blessings,
Mary

AirmanMom said...

Mary...so good to read your words once again! Thanks for stopping by!
~AM

Tami said...

Let us never forget the sacrifices that these brave men and women make each and every day.

aam

AirmanMom said...

aam...each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine deserves our love and respect!

A Young American said...

New reader. Keep up the good work. You've got a message that needs to be heard. There are those in the younger generation that support you!

AirmanMom said...

young...thank you for stopping by. Your blog is excellent, your message is loud and clear!!!!!

Call Me Grandma said...

Thank you Sgt. Kelly Keck!
May God Bless you today and always

May God bless America and all those willing to serve.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...amen!