Wednesday’s Hero

Spc. Jonnie L Stiles 38 years old from Highlands Ranch, Colorado 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard November 13, 2008 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, … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Spc. Kenneth W. Haines 25 years old from Fulton, New York 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division December 3, 2006 Spc. Kenneth Haines joined the United States Army in September 2000 as a fire support specialist and had been assigned to his unit for just over three years. He deployed to Iraq in October of 2006. During … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Sgt. Anton J. Hiett 25 years old from Mount Airy, North Carolina 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve March 12, 2006 Misty Hiett, the widow of Sgt. Anton Hiett, said in an interview that he, Sgt. Hiett, asked to transfer to the 391st Engineering Battalion when it looked like his reserve unit would not be deployed. Sgt. Hiett was a truck driver … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker 18 years old from Greenbrier, Arkansas 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division October 12, 2007 Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker had only been in the country for two weeks before his death, according to the soldier's father, Stephen Thacker. Thacker's father said his son felt a duty to … [Read more...]