Saturday, August 29, 2009

Their Stars Have Turned From Blue to Gold


Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes, 18, of Hammond, La., joined the Army in 2008. He deployed to Afghanistan on May 24, 2009, and died August 27 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

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Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but lived most of his life in Utah. He enlisted in the Army just after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, wanting to make the world a better place. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, Kurt died August 26, 2009, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack. This was his third tour of duty, he had 2 previous ones in Iraq.

8 comments:

A.J. said...

My prayers are with their families.

Mike Golch said...

My prayers are with the family of these brave men that gave their young lives for the rest of us.God Bless them and their familys.

USA_Admiral said...

Prayers for family and friends. God bless them.

Chuck said...

My God AM, the one of top looks like a child. My condolonces.

AirmanMom said...

aj...mine too.

AirmanMom said...

mike...thanks.

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral...truly we are free, because of our brave!

AirmanMom said...

chuck...I can only imagine the lump in your throat. thanks for reading of these heroes!