MEMORIAL DAY 2011 – WE STILL REMEMBER!

Sgt. Buddy James Hughie

HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, FRIEND

KILLED IN ACTION FEBRUARY 19, 2007

TWO BRONZE STAR (medals) WITH VALOR, PURPLE HEART

Entered into eternal rest serving in Operation Enduring Freedom

Afghanistan, Asia

Killed in Action (KIA) with a single shot from a Taliban sniper while rendering aid to Afghan Army Nationals.  Sgt Hughie went where no other dared.  He saved the lives of two men who were of a different race, a different religion, who lived in a foreign land and they spoke a different language. In the process, his heroic actions cost him his life.  Sgt Hughie stepped out and went where others refused go.

We love him and miss him dearly.  If you have not visited  the links “Our American Hero” and “Sgt Buddy James Hughie” on this home page please take time to do so and get to know our American Hero.  He is the one we knew as Buddy, the one with the radiant white smile who was always willing to help you with whatever needed to be done.  The world is a little darker without Buddy Hughie.

Today as you storm the beaches remember those whom stormed beaches long ago.

Enjoy your freedoms for they are bought with the blood from our American Heros.

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3 Responses to MEMORIAL DAY 2011 – WE STILL REMEMBER!

  1. sugali says:

    A salute, a hug for Cooper and all of you. As you said , the freedom we have now is bought with blood from American Heroes like Buddy. Thank you for keeping his memory alive. God Bless us all and everyone., especially those who have gone much too soon .http://wp.me/p909F-uG

  2. My prayers and thoughts for the hero and his family. I saw the other day the you men and women who died, who lost a limb and continue to put their lives at stake everyday so all of us can enjoy the freedom that some of us are taking for granted. I support 100% the men and women who gave up a lot, including their lives so we can all sleep peacefully at night. My son is crazy about armies, he may one day decide to be one. I his eyes this people are heroes and noble . And they are. People don’t fully realize that another child will grow up without a father, just like in the picture. Happy Father’s Day to our brave soldiers. WE owe you our freedom today.

  3. Steelbreeze says:

    I remember you from AIT- You were one of six Soldiers out of close to 100 that passed the initial Class A inspection, and I remember your reaction when they let you help debride that SeaBee’s burn during clinicals. I didn’t learn of your passing until two years later. . I think of you and the others that we have lost every day. Godspeed Hughie- you will never be forgotten.

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