Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In Memory: Brent W. Koch

Taken from: Associated Press, June 18, 2006

"Spc. Brent W. Koch, 22, of Morton, Minn. died Friday in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated about 9:30 p.m. Iraq time. Koch was a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Company E, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Combined Arms Battalion based out of Redwood Falls, Minn."
To read the rest of this article, click here.


Two other Guard members, Spc. Gregory Brown and Staff Sgt. Willy Puckett, were injured in the explosion that killed Spc. Koch. To read about these two soldiers and their current situations, click here.

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
~ Allen Boyd

7 comments:

AubreyJ said...

In memory of...
AubreyJ.........

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for men and women such as Brent Koch - may he rest in peace- and wanted to say a thank you to you for posting this- God Bless America, home sweet home...
My heart and prayers go out to his family and loved ones today...

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Thank you for stopping by my humble blog.

You're right, freedom isn't free, and Brent paid for it with his life and for that, he and all the others will forever be in my heart.

Anonymous said...

brent was an awesome guy, and he took his job very seriously, and never complained one bit about being in iraq. he was a great friend and will be missed dearly. he was just promoted to SGT. after his death. he was a great friend.

thanks for fighting the fight man, RIP

proud fan said...

anon- Thanks for comment here and I am glad that I could make others aware of Bren't sacrfice.

MAY BRENT W. KOCH REST IN PEACE!! said...

I do not personally know SPC. Brent W. Koch, but I know a lot of his family. His cousin, Samuel is in my class of '09 in St. James, Minnesota. You are right, Freedom is not Free, and Brent loved every bit of serving his Country, because he was a great person. He will never be forgotten by any of us here in St. James!! We will miss you Brent!! God Bless Your Family, and May You Rest in Piece!! In Loving Memory of Brent,
Anonymous Student of St. James High School, Class of 2009

ThirDEE said...

Thank God for our soldiers!