In August of ’06, my son stood proud and
tall and took the oath to protect and defend the United
States. He knew there were
risks. He knew that there was a commitment for four years of his life.
role of a soldier.
Ben’s best friend, Nick a Lance Corporal
Marines was killed by a sniper in Iraq
in December of 2006.
Throughout the ordeal of attending his life long friend’s funeral,
determination to complete the mission was still there. Ben continued to
his goals in the Army at Fort
Wood and at Fort Campbell.
On 27 May 2007, while Ben was home on
leave before his
first deployment, he was involved in a roll-over accident that took his
well as the life of a young woman who had just enlisted in the Army.
may argue that he didn’t take a bullet for his country and therefore is
hero, they won’t win that argument with me. He was a hero, he was my
raised his hand in a time of war and he raised it voluntarily.
After dealing with watching my son being
the ground with full military honors, I had to deal with my ex-wife,
mother, over what little he had for an estate for the next year. I
with little more than the 58 and for me, it was enough.
The 58 is being restored in Ben’s honor
and all others
who have lost their lives in the military. In keeping with the ideas
and I had for the truck, I am adding turbos to the truck for more
along with a few other goodies. Further, the truck is being wrapped
vinyl wrap with pictures of Ben and a tribute to the other fallen
heroes who gave
their lives in the service to this country.
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