Friday, May 15, 2009

Role Model of the Week: Lucky #13

Maj. Steven Hutchison died on the 10th of March in Iraq. He was sixty years old, a veteran of both Vietnam and the Iraqi war. It truly is a tragedy when good men perish in service to their country. He died honorably, this much is true. The story comes from just after 9-11, he wanted to join the Army again, his wife said no. She died of breast cancer in 2006. Understandably, he was devastated. He started working out, running and jogging, getting himself back into fighting shape. He returned to ACTIVE duty at the age of 59 and was deployed until last Sunday.

If I did not have a family of my own, after 9-11 I would have done the same thing. As a matter of fact, I tried. The boss simply said "no". I applaud this gentleman who listened to the warrior within himself, a man who bucked the odds, worked himself back into warrior shape, and made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

He is a role model to us all for recognizing who and what he was, for being willing to do whatever was asked of him, no matter the cost. After his wife died, of course.

1 comment:

Wai said...

God bless his all-American soul!

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