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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood 13: Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow



(Taken from http//:chronicle.augusta.com) When Marikay DeCrow, of Evans, heard about Thursday’s shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, she said she spent hours desperately calling hospitals looking for husband -- Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow.

"But no one could find him anywhere,” she said. “No one could find my husband because he was gone.”

Staff Sgt. DeCrow, 32, was fatally wounded along with 12 others when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik began firing on fellow soldiers at a processing center at the large Army base.

Staff Sgt. DeCrow was there preparing for his deployment to Iraq, Fort Gordon spokesman Buzz Yarnell said this afternoon.

According to Fort Gordon, Staff Sgt. DeCrow was a satellite communications operator-maintainer, and had been assigned to a signal unit at Fort Hood since September. He was soon to be deployed.

He was not currently stationed at Fort Gordon, but had been assigned there in 2000 and apparently liked the area, Mr. Yarnell said.

His wife told Army officials this afternoon that she did not want to talk to the media or conduct interviews. However, through a military spokesman, Mrs. DeCrow said she wanted everyone to know what a loving man her husband was.

“His infectious charm and wit always put others at ease,” she said. “He was well loved by everyone. He was a loving father and husband and he will be missed by all.”

The couple have a 13-year-old daughter Kylah.

According to military and family members, Army Staff Sgt. DeCrow graduated from Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Ind., in 1996, married Marikay -- his high school sweetheart -- that spring and joined the Army in the summer.

“He always wanted to be a soldier,” his wife said.

When his current deployment ended, she said she hoped they could reunite at their home in Columbia County when another post at Fort Gordon opened up.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the burial is expected to take place in Indiana, according to a military spokesman.

Staff Sgt. DeCrow’s father Daniel DeCrow, of Fulton, Ind., said he talked to his son last week to ask him how things were going at Fort Hood.

“As usual, the last words out of my mouth to him were that I was proud of him,” he told the Associated Press. “That’s what I said to him every time — that I loved him and I was proud of what he was doing. I can carry that around in my heart.”

4 comments:

Chris and Sandy said...

Thank you for taking the time to write about Staff Sgt Justin M. DeCrow. I live in Birmingham, AL and write a blog myself. I found your blog through an Internet search - trying to locate a photo of Sgt DeCrow in his military uniform.

Subvet said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments. Sorry my photo of Sgt. DeCrow didn't work.

vanna said...

Well first of all let me just thank you for thinking about this wonderfull man that the world lost. I am his cousin and from the family we would like to say that Justin was a great person and we will love and miss him forever.

Subvet said...

Vanna, you're welcome. Sorry for your loss.

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