Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker
21 years old from Bluefield, West Virginia
3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
United States Marine Corps
June 24, 2004

Lance Cpl. Juston Thacker was killed in an ambush near the Pakistan border when returning to camp with a border patrol. He had joined the Marines because of the attacks on 9/11.

"He was a very kind and loving young man" Kenneth Meadows, Thacker's uncle, said. "He considered it a privilege and an honor to serve his country and be a Marine. And he did it for us - for freedom- for all of us."

Lance Cpl. Thacker had dropped out of college after the 2001 attacks to join the Marines and was on his second tour of duty when he was killed.

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.

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

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