Monday, April 13, 2009

In Memory of a Fallen Hero

My friend, Staff Sgt. Gary "Lee" Woods Jr. was killed Friday morning in Mosul, Iraq by a suicide bomber. This was his 3rd tour in Iraq and he was only 24. Lee leaves behind a young wife who was his high school sweetheart, his parents, his step-parents and 7 siblings. Lee was a good Christian young man that only had 4 months left on his tour. Please pray for his wife and family during this difficult time.

"Go Rest High on That Mountain. Son Your Work on Earth is Done..."

A salute from a fellow soldier for giving the ultimate sacrifice.
"All gave some, some gave ALL. "
If I could speak to Lee now, I would say:

"Thank you for your willingess to sacrifice your life in order to keep us and our country safe. You truly are a hero and a man that I am honored to have called my friend. Rest in Peace and God Speed."

The pictures in this blog entry are not property of Sherri K. Photography, they were "borrowed". Thanks.


Mr. Puggle said...

So sorry for your loss and so grateful for this young man's service to our country. my son currently serves, i served, my husband, my father, gpa, etc.

we do pray for his lovely wife and that God will give her the strength to endure the grief.

thank you for sharing his life with us!

fishing guy said...

Sherri: That is such a sad thing as we get ready to leave the area. I do hate to hear of these things.

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry you lost your friend. I am grateful to men like him who so nobly serve our country. I have a brother in law and a friend in Iraq now.
Thank you for your beautiful post.

Anonymous said...

Sherri...I am Lee's sister-in-law. He was the perfect lil' bro. I don't recognize your name. I trust you knew him. He was my sister's hero, her everything. Thank you for the site. Please keep our family in your prayers.

Sherri Kaye said...

To anonymous above: I used to babysit Lee & Brittney and have known them for many years. Brittney was probably too young to remember me, but if you ask Gary Lee about Sherri K (me), he will know who I am. I pray for strength for your sister. I can not even begin to imagine the pain that she is feeling right now. God Bless you all.


Kelly said...

Sherri, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend! I pray for all of his friends and family and for all the fallen heroes! I am thankful to all who have fought for our country. Hopefully it won't be for too much longer!