Wednesday, August 17, 2005
He's been in the news so much lately, and with is mother doing a dishonor to him I thought someone should do the opposite.
<br />Army Spc. Casey Sheehan
Army Spc. Casey Sheehan
24 years old from Vacaville, California
1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
April 4, 2004

Hundreds of mourners came out to remember Army Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan as an honor student who was quick to help out others.

"His life has brought new meaning to our community,"” said Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine, who declared April 13, 2004 as Casey Austin Sheehan Memorial Day. "“He made the ultimate sacrifice."

Nearly 1,000 people filled St. Mary'’s Church to bid farewell to Sheehan, who had been in Iraq only two weeks before he was killed in a battle with Shiite militia outside Baghdad.

"“Casey was such a special man - the perfect son,"” said longtime family friend Estella Tucker.

Sheehan was a member of the 82nd Field Artillery of the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Army Maj. Gen. Rodney Kobayashi was on hand to present Sheehan's family with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and thank them for a fine soldier, "“a soldier's soldier."”

In addition to his parents, Patrick and Cindy, Sheehan is survived by his brother, Andy, and sisters, Carly and Jane.

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph
Is For Good Men To Do Nothing