Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday Hero ~ SPC Ahmed Qusai allTaayie

Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie

Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie
41 years old from Ann-Arbor, Michigan


Specialist Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie is a Iraqi American U.S. Army linguist soldier, from Ann-Arbor, Michigan who was kidnapped on October 23, 2006 in Baghdad and has not been seen since.

al-Taayie joined the Army in 2004 to help not only his country, the United States, but also his birthplace of Iraq and was deployed in 2005. On October 23, 2006 he was visiting his wife in the Karrada Shiite neighborhood in central Baghdad when he and his cousin were kidnapped by a group calling themselves Ahel al-Beit Brigades. His cousin was released shortly after. On November 2, 2006 al-Taayie's uncle received a ransom demand of $250,000 for his return. Along with the ransom came a grainy video that showed a man beaten up who was identified as al-Taayie. No more has been heard from al-Taayie or his captures.

For more information on Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie you can go here



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.


This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll.

3 comments:

De'on said...

Thank you SPC Ahmed Qusai allTaayie.

DoubleTap said...

I knew several American soldiers of Arabic descent while I was in Iraq. Nearly all used false names to cover their Arabic lineage. They feared exactly what has happened to this Arab-American soldier.

Flag Gazer said...

This makes me so sad. It always does when we have a missing soldier.