Monday, December 24, 2007

An American Hero - Capt. Travis Patriquin, U.S. Army

You will not read in the main stream media stories about our heroes who have given their lives in defense of America against terrorists.

One of these heroes is Army Capt. Travis Patriquin, 32, who died Wednesday, December 6, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Patriquin was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, serving in Tikrit, Iraq. Patriquin joined the Army upon graduating from high school.

Patriquin impressed his superiors during boot camp, and was subsequently offered Special Forces training.

In addition to participating in various Special Forces operations, he was also fluent in several languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

Patriquin is survived by his wife Amy and their children Emily, 7; Harmon, 5; and Logan, 1, who reside in Bonstadt, Germany. He is also survived by his parents Gary and Connie Patriquin of Lockport, Ill., and three siblings.

Here is a picture of his desk in Iraq. Capt. Patriquin got it right.

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