The Gabriel House
In memory of Sgt Green, US ARMY
Anthony Gabriel Green, known to everyone as Gabe, joined the U.S. Army in 2003 and served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His first tour in ’04-’05 was with the 113th Field Artillery Regiment- Iraq and the second in ’06-’07 with the 1st Infantry Division, 3/144th Infantry Battalion- Iraq. In ’08-’09 he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 143rd infantry Detachment out of Austin as a team member of Texas Agricultural Development Team, ADT ’02.
He was KIA October 16, 2009 while serving in Afghanistan at the age of 28. His awards over the course of his military career include the CAB, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
Gabe was a simple yet strong Christian man, a devoted husband and a loving father. Family was everything to him and so was helping others in any way he could see fit. He had a big heart, and his love and light shown bright through everything he did. He was also very deeply committed to the idea of serving his Country honorably and keeping his family safe. He lived in Yorktown, TX, with his wife Lindsay and two daughters Kaydence and Madison. He is also survived by parents, Cornell and Patricia Green, seven brothers and sisters, and many, many nieces and nephews.
In memory of 2nd Lieutenant Blecksmith, USMC
J.P. achieved both of those goals as he was the only one killed in his platoon. In correspondence home, J.P. mentioned his optimism about the future of Iraq and his excitement at the prospect of helping to bring freedom to that country. He truly loved his friends and left many of them behind from Flintridge Prep, the Naval Academy, the Marine Corps and the community. He touched many lives. J.P. predeceased his mother, Pamela Blecksmith (d. January 11, 2008) and is immediately survived by his father Ed, his sister Christina and his brother Alex.
JP was awarded the Purple Heart, and in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton on April 20, 2005, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with a Combat 'V' presented to his family in front of Third Platoon.
In memory of PO1 Checque, US Navy
In Memory of "Will" Wearden SPC US ARMY