Meet Casey Sheehan, Hero
I have decided not to talk about That Woman at all here today. However, that doesn't mean that we can't honor Casey, who is a hero in my eyes.
From Honor the Fallen
, we find this about Casey's background:"He didn't have to go," said Sheehan's 23-year-old sister, Carly. "He would do anything for anybody. He'd give you the shirt off his back. He was just a loving and caring person."
Carly Sheehan said her brother was active in his Catholic church, spending 10 years as an altar server and serving in the youth ministry.
"That's all he wanted to do was serve God and his country his whole life," Carly Sheehan said. "He was a boy scout from age 6 or 7 and an Eagle Scout. It was kind of a natural progression to go into the military from that. He said he was enjoying the military because it was just like the boy scouts but they got guns."
I've always been impressed with people with the drive to get their Eagle Scout award; I didn't even come close (my merit badge total was three).
More on Casey
:Casey Sheehan had re-enlisted in the U.S. Army voluntarily when he was 24-years-old, after serving his first hitch successfully. Casey Sheehan was in fact a hero who received a Bronze Star. He was attached as a mechanic to the artillery division of the 1st U.S. Cavalry in Iraq. When a convoy of soldiers from Casey’s unit was attacked in Sadr City by insurgents, Casey volunteered to join a rapid rescue force to get them out. His commanding sergeant told him he did not have to go into combat, because he was a mechanic and not an infantryman. Casey was quoted telling his officer, “I go where my chief goes.” He was tragically killed during the rescue attempt.