Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Hero 04/15/2009

Pfc. Alan R. Blohm
Pfc. Alan R. Blohm
21 years old from Kenai, Alaska
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
December 31, 2006
U.S. Army

Alan R. Blohm enlisted in the Army in 2004 because "He wanted to serve the country," his brother Jeremy said. "His grandfather had been in the Army, and it's just something he wanted to do."

Blohm graduated in 2004 from Bay City Western High School, where he was a 250-pound defensive player for the football team. Blohm's size prompted coach Jim Eurick to nickname him "Biggins Blohm," his brother recalled. "I know he paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life," Mark Boileau, Blohm's former school Principal, said. "We know Alan will be in a better place because of the sacrifice he made, because of his love for our country."

PFC. Blohm died of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol in Baghdad Besides his brother, he leaves behind his parents and a younger sister.

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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...


May God bless this young man. Praying for his family and those left behind.

A female Canadian soldier was killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded. Four other soldiers were wounded. The female was 21 years old and had only been on her Afghan tour for two weeks. Please pray for her loved ones in their sorrow.


AirmanMom said...

mary...I thank you for stopping by and bringing the loss of these brave soldiers to my attention. These heroes and their families are in my prayers.

Alice said...

again, thanks for sharing. This just breaks my heart...

coffeypot said...

“Biggins” has left a hole in this world much bigger than his 250lb body. The ‘what could have been’ and those who never got a chance to enjoy that smile have lost, too. Bless his soul.

Single and loving it said...

Wednesday's Hero's always tug at my heart.

My thoughts and prayers go out to PFC Blohm's family and friends as well as to his commrades. God bless them all.

Airman Mom I also wanted to thank you for taking each wednesday to pay tribute to one of the thousands of heros who have made the biggest sacrafice of all for our freedom.

AirmanMom said...

alice...I thank you for stopping by.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

single...I do appreciate your kind words!

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

He wanted to serve because his grandfather had been in the Army....what a guy. What a testimony and tribute to his grandfather and what a tribute you do for these beave soldier's Airman Mom.
Thank you for lifting them up!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

AirmanMom said...

rg...we are a blessed nation to have so many generations of brave men and women!