In honor of Major Bill Hecker, US Army - Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom(Submitted September 29, 2008 by Jack Scharrett)
Bill was an incredible person and leader. He was a classmate of mine in college and I had the privilege of getting to know him very well and spending great times with him, even though he was a Cardinals fan. After school, Bill went on to lead, mentor and inspire troops as a Field Artillery officer. While he grew as a professional, he grew as a family man increasing both his family at home with 3 children, but being ever more responsible to his professional family: the units he led. In January 2006, that all ended with an IED in Ramadi. Don't let his death be in vain. Let's win in Iraq and Afghanistan to honor those who have given their lives supporting those efforts.
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