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    Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker

    Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker
    18 years old from Greenbrier, Arkansas
    2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    October 12, 2007
    U.S. Army
    Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker had only been in the country for two weeks before his death, according to the soldier’s father, Stephen Thacker.
    Thacker’s father said his son felt a duty to enlist. “He said it was his job. Even after he got his orders that he was going over there, he said it’s his job.”
    Thacker had attended Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas. He earned his GED in 2006, his father said. Thacker enlisted in the Army in April 2007 and completed his training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived at Fort Drum in August 2007. His honors include the Purple Heart.
    “Nathan was an excellent man,” sister Sabrina Black said. “He loved me, I loved him, and I’d give anything to have him back.”
    Pvt. Thacker was killed when an IED was detonated near his vehicle near Kirkuk. Three other soldiers were injured in the attack.
    Pvt. Thacker is survived by his parents, siblings and his grandfather.

    These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
    We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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    21 Comments to "Wednesday Hero: Nathan Thacker"

    • Allison says:

      Great WW post…it’s so sad to think of all of those young men and women we have lost over the past seven years in Iraq.
      I hadn’t heard of the Wednesday Hero blogroll. Sounds like a great thing, so I’ll be sure to check it out!

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