Monday, May 19, 2008

A Solder from my Hometown, Hompstead

I ordered my Memorial Bracelet in honor of SSG Jeffery L Hartley. A soldier from my home town of Hempstead, Tx. I have been friends with Jeff's father for many years and knew SSG Hartley as well as I also served for 21 years. SSG Hartley's father is also a long time police officer of our city. SSG Hartley served in the US Army for 6 years and served 5 combat tours in Afganastan and Iraq. He served with the 75th Ranger Battalion and was serving in the 3rd ID when he was KIA on 08 April 2008. Jeffery will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was a remarkable young man of only 25 years old. He not only answered the call of this great country, but paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could continue living free.

Rest in eternal peace young soldier, you will not be forgotten. Your mission is complete.

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