Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath
Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath
32 years old from Louisburg, Missouri
4th Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment,
2nd Battalion
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
and the
1st Battalion,
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), U.S. Army
August 28, 2005

He is survived by his children, Vivian Schondelmeyer, Autumn and Mariah Kolath, and mother, Mary Kolath.

Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath, 32, died of injuries from an IED blast that resulted in the death of three other USASOC Soldiers whose deaths were announced on Aug. 27.

Kolath entered the U.S. Army Mar. 10, 1992, as a fire support specialist. After completion of initial entry training, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment in Germany.

His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.

Kolath was posthumously recommended for the Combat InfantrymanĂ‚’s Badge, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart.

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.

Also, if you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look


Christi S. King said...

What a wonderful tribute. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog and it was a great surprise.

I’ll check back often,

~SugarBear~ said...

God bless his family and all the families that have lost a loved one in the service of our country.

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

Thanks you each and every week Chris for your fabulous tributes to the fallen soldiers. You are a true patriot.