Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wednesday Hero ~ SGT Brent Dunkleberger

Sgt. Brent Dunkleberger
Sgt. Brent Dunkleberger
29 years old from New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
1st Calvary Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team
December 11, 2006

Sgt. Dunkleberger was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed by an RPG when his convoy was attacked while on a security mission.

"We can't put into words right now the grief we feel, but we can put into words how proud we are of Brent. He chose to serve our country and give his life for what he believed in," said William Dunkleberger, Brent's father. "we thank the community for the outpouring of support and ask everyone to continue to pray for us. We also ask the media to respect our privacy during this very difficult time."

Sgt. Dunkleberger graduated high school in 1996 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2003 and became a tank driver for the 1st Calvary Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll.


Marie's Two Cents said...

What a wonderful blog.

And what a wonderful thing you are doing honoring the Troops.

Keep up the good work.

I'm glad I stopped by :-)

Flag Gazer said...

Thank you, Marie.
Glad you stopped by.

Frank Staheli said...

Sgt D's parents are the cream of the crop, the noblest of the noble. There is something more than tangible about pride that comes with helping establish liberty after the long night of despotism.

I suspect my wife would have had similar comments for me if I had met death in Iraq. Because she is the cream of the crop as well.

Flag Gazer said...

These Gold Star families do make me proud to be in the same country with them! Thanks, Frank!