Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Hero 04/08/2009

Cpl. Aaron L. Seal
Cpl. Aaron L. Seal
23 years old from Elkhart, Indiana
6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve
October 1, 2006

With sleet gushing from gunmetal gray clouds, some 30 Marines standing in three trim lines saluted the U.S. flag that four of their brethren used to christen a new pole.

A large engraved stone set at the base of the 38-foot pole explained the occasion: "In memory of Corporal Aaron L. Seal. Who gave his life for our country. 1982-2006."

The Marines from Engineer Company B joined several dozen community residents and well-wishers at a ceremony Wednesday honoring Seal, the 23-year-old Elkhart reservist who died last fall in Iraq. Seal's family also attended the 20-minute tribute at Elkhart Community Schools' administration building adjacent to Memorial High School -- the fallen Marine's alma mater.

Read the rest of the story here.

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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Call Me Grandma said...

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Thank God for young men like these.

AirmanMom said...


Sarge Charlie said...

Thank god that such men lived willing to stand the post for those of us who cannot. Forever, my hero.

Alice said...

They all seem so young...again, thanks for sharing, so we won't take any of our freedoms for granted.

Tami said...

Another very important post. Thank you


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

The few.......the proud......the Marines.
Says it all doesn't it Airman Mom?

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Hammer said...

Thanks for posting these. I show them to my kids so they can know about these heroes.

Thanks for the heads up. I put you on my links.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I agree with you completely!

AirmanMom said...

alice...they do seem so young. Yet they are all deeply devoted to our nation and we are blessed because of them!

AirmanMom said...

aam...I thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

rg...they are a brotherhood, which few of us will ever fully understand! Thankfully they are U.S. Marines!!!

AirmanMom said...

hammer...thank you for sharing these posts with your children. You are a good dad!
Thanks for the mention on your blogroll!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I left you a little love at my blog today nice lady :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

AirmanMom said...

rg...I thank you for the love! Your post is filled with beautiful pictures.

Bogart in P Towne said...

As always, thanks.

AirmanMom said...

bogart...I thank you for taking the time to stop by and read of our heroes!