"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wednesday Hero!

Army Spc. Donald L. Wheeler
Spc. Donald L. Wheeler
22 years old from Concord, Michigan
A Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
October 13, 2003

Spc. Donald Laverne Wheeler was affectionately known as "DJ" to his
family, which included three sisters and eight brothers. In the military,
he picked up the nickname "Sunshine." "They called him Sunshine at Fort
Hood in Texas because he was so tall he stood out from everyone else
and he was always smiling," said one of his sisters, Andrea Barrett.
Wheeler died on October 13, 2003 in an attack in Tikrit. His mother, Mary
Cay Wheeler, said he decided to enlist after the Sept. 11 attacks. "He
loved the Army but at the same time he missed his family", she said.
They had a photo of Wheeler blown up to near life size and brought it to
his sister's wedding reception because he couldn't attend. "I shall
always remember him, a big kid who gave everything he had on that dusty
day," said Lt. Jason Price at a memorial service in Tikrit. "It's
difficult to say goodbye."

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may
enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call
them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just
Don't Know Where To Look

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