Honoring the Fallen: Fallen Soldier Remembered in Iraq

By Meade, Eishaw | Soldiers Magazine, May 2005 | Go to article overview

Honoring the Fallen: Fallen Soldier Remembered in Iraq


Meade, Eishaw, Soldiers Magazine


SINCE the beginning of American history many men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

Many stories have been written about them, memorials have been erected to them and streets have been renamed in their honor.

This Memorial Day many Americans will pay tribute to the service members who have died so others may live in freedom.

As of this printing, 1,059 Soldiers and civilians have died in the global war on terrorism. Here are just a few of the tributes made to them across the country by their families, friends and comrades.

To many, SPC Joseph F. Herndon II may have seemed indestructible. This dedicated Soldier, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment, twice looked into the face of death and survived.

On April 7, 2004, as Herndon was fighting in a battle in Hawijah, Iraq, an RPG hit him in the chest and failed to detonate. …

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