I mentioned earlier that the one I posted this morning was actually from last week. Here is this week’s Wednesday Hero.
51 years old from Carlstadt, New Jersey
3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery
June 04, 2004
When Frank T. Carvill told his sister he had been called up to go to Iraq, she was stunned. “Gee, Frank, are you going to be part of the AARP battalion?” she teased.
Carvill joined the Guard in the 80’s out of a sense of patriotism. He was a devoted big brother to Peggy Liguori, who still remembers how as kids, he took her to see “Blue Hawaii” and “Born Free” at the movies. He was the longtime pal to Rick Rancitelli who admired Carvill’s “million-dollar vocabulary” and his writing and public speaking skills. In 1993. Sgt. Carvill was working in the WTC as a paralegal when it was attacked. He helped a co-worker down 54 floors to safety. In 2001, he was still working at the WTC. He had just left the North Tower moments before the first plane hit.
Sgt. Carvill was killed when his convoy was attacked outside of Baghdad.
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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The only ways we can sufficiently honor their willing sacrifice is to (a) never forget them; (b) take care of their families; and (c) step up to assume the burden when it’s our turn.
MSG US Army (ret.)