Honoring Our Fallen Heroes: April 8 – April 14
So much is said in the media about celebrity deaths, while every day our country looses our military men and women fighting for our freedom with nothing reported. Each Monday, as we start our week, I will post a list of the men and women who died the previous week while protecting us from harm. Hopefully you will take a minute or two before you start your work week to read about these brave men and women and say a little prayer thanking them for their service and asking for comfort for their families.
Army Spc. Philip C.S. Schiller, of The Colony, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died April 11 at the age of 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.
Marine Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died April 11 at the age of 22 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
Sgt. Tanner Higgins of Yantis, Tx., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based out of Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia, died Saturday, April 14 at the age of 23, from injuries he sustained while his unit came under small arms fire in Logar province. Higgins' unit was in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.