Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart – FALLEN PATRIOT

August 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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From Freedom Remembered:

Born: July 22, 1986 in Kirksville, Missouri
Died: August 22, 2010 in Basrah, Iraq

Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart of Kirksville, Missouri is a 2005 graduate of Kirksville High School. He joined the Army in 2006 and served with the Fort Lewis based regiment for his entire military career. Brandon made great strides in becoming a mature young man, being a husband, father and soldier had suited him. He was looking forward to teaching his son the fundamentals of hunting and fishing and all the things that fatherhood brings. The avid St. Louis Cardinals and University of Missouri ‘Mizzou’ sports enthusiast never wavered as a loyal fan. Brandon enlisted in the Army on June 8, 2006 and reported to Fort Bliss, Texas, for basic training and advanced training in his military occupational specialty, 14S – Avenger crewmember. He reported to Joint Base Lewis-McChord on November 9, 2006, and was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. The battalion was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2010. This was his second deployment with the unit to Iraq. He previously deployed from March 2007 to May 2008. His Awards and Decorations include, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 awards), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, and the Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge. He leaves his wife, Teresa, his son, Blake, his parents Teddy and Beth Maggart, a brother, Joshua and a sister, Ashley. He died at age 24 at Basrah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.

Hannibal River Talk ( reported that the family received word during the 3 yr old’s (Blake) birthday party.

CLICK HERE to visit/sign his Guest Book

Governor’s Proclamation :

Message of Thanks from C.J. Mather

August 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Mr. Lauer,

Thank you and your group so much for the microwave! What an awesome care package! Such a morale boost! My roomate and I will put it to good use. We were just talking about how nice it would be to have a microwave. Its amazing the things you miss when you dont have them…like a microwave.
I also wanted to thank you for your service to the troops. It is really easy for people to forget about what is going on over here when no one wants to hear about it or talk about it. Its not “news” anymore. It is frustrating to be away from home and family and feel that people have forgotten. It is refreshing to know that there are people out there who do care and who do understand the sacrifices that are being made.

Thank you very much for the microwave and more importantly thank you for your support!

CW2 C.J. Mather
Taji, Iraq

BEWARE of The United States Fallen Heroes Foundation!

August 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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The United States Fallen Heroes Foundation is under investigation for FRAUD!

Please watch the video above from WFAA, ABC Channel 8 in Dallas/ Fort Worth (it starts after a brief commercial).

CLICK HERE for more detail from their web page.

Please help get the word out.  As far as I know this organization is still taking money from people – BEWARE!!!

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