Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Matthew T. Morris 23 years old from Cedar Park, Texas 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment April 06, 2008

"He was a very creative kid, and when he wasn't in a challenging environment, he tried to make life interesting," Glenn Morris, father of Spc. Morris, said. "He excelled in a military school structure and in a team environment."Before enlisting in the Army in 2005, Morris attended the Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia where he met a history teacher who inspired him to want to become an educator. "After his service, he wanted to go back to school and get a four-year degree to become a teacher," said his mother, Lisa. "He wanted to make a difference and give back to the community."Spc. Morris was killed when his vehicle encountered an IED in Balad, Iraq. Also killed in the attack was Cpt. Ulises Burgos-Cruz.
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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 Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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Carla said...

All these Wednesday Heros are amazing

Sarah said...

Found your blog while surfing for other Arkansas moms. I come from a military family as well, and salute your honoring fallen heroes. My brother Tom was killed 14 October 2007 and we miss him everyday. Thanks again for honoring these soldiers -