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Remembering our Fallen on Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY 2014

Please remember the approximate 1.2 million soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guard and Marines, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Below you will find our four Operation Soldier Care heroes who gave their lives in the line of duty while serving in the Global War on Terror.

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.  

John 15:13

 

U.S. MARINE LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS P. ECHOLS

U.S. Marine LCpl Thomas P. Echols

U.S. Marine LCpl Thomas P. Echols

Died December 4, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

LCpl Echols, 20, of Shepherdsville, KY; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Dec. 4, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

U.S. ARMY SERGEANT SCOTT L. KIRKPATRICK

 Died August 11, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. Army Sgt. Scott L. Kirkpatrick

U.S. Army Sgt. Scott L. Kirkpatrick

Sgt. Kirkpatrick, 26, of Reston, VA; assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Aug. 11, 2007 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Arab Jabour, Iraq. Also killed were Staff Sgt. William D. Scates, Sgt. Andrew W. Lancaster and Spc. Justin O. Penrod.

U.S. ARMY SPC. RICHARD B. BURRESS

U.S. Army SPC Richard B. Burress

U.S. Army SPC Richard B. Burress

 

Died January 19, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

SPC Burress, 25, of Naples, FL; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Jan. 19, 2008 in Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT MARC A. SCIALDO

Died March 11, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

SSGT Marc Scialdo

U.S. Army SSGT Marc A. Scialdo

SSGT. Scialdo, 31, of Naples, FL; assigned to 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; died March 11, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash.

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U.S. Army Veteran Cpt. Devanie Shaw & Gold Star Mother Susan Scialdo visit OSC

At the Operation Soldier Care packing session on Saturday, November 2, 2013 we had two very special guests.

U.S. Army Veteran Cpt. Devanie Shaw stopped by to thank OSC volunteers personally for supporting her during her deployment from December 2008 to July 2009.  Devanie served as an Intelligence Officer in Iraq from 2008 – 2009.

As an OSC thank you to Devanie for her service we presented her with a special military service coin and a bouquet of flowers, in addition to a Prayer Shawl from the FBCN Prayer Shawl Ministry. The prayer shawl was handmade to bring comfort to her as her husband now serves in Afghanistan. Devanie expressed to the group, “It was definitely much easier for me when I was deployed than it is now being at home worrying about my husband and wondering what’s going on.”  She said she has a new appreciation for the families who have loved ones deployed.

American Gold Star Mother Susan Scialdo of Naples, FL also joined us to help out with our packing session. Susan is the very proud mother of Fallen Hero U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo.  Marc was killed on March 11, 2013 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was traveling in crashed in Afghanistan.

Operation Soldier Care supported Marc during his first deployment to Iraq. Care packages were shipped from November 2006 to August 2007.

Susan expressed her gratitude to volunteers for supporting her son and for everyone’s dedication to helping the troops over the years. We honored Susan with a dozen yellow roses and joined in prayer for her, the Scialdo family, and all the American Gold Star Mother’s and their families.

This truly was a special day with two very special guests!

OSC Nov 2, 2013

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