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Spec Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard
Birth: Sep. 18, 1987
Athens
Henderson County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2008, Iraq

Spc. Heath Pickard of Brushy Creek, Texas was a 2006 graduate of Frankston High School, where he played varsity football and was a member of the Indian Marching Band. He also lettered in football and baseball and was a well-liked student. Heath played baseball and football for the Indians and won the 1999 Treasurers of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest, that illustrated what youth across the state liked about the coast and what Texas should do to protect it. He enlisted into the Army just days after graduating and was training to be a Ranger. Heath left for Iraq on his 21st birthday as part of forces supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Heath and his wife Sara had recently become first-time parents with the birth of their son, Ethan, in June 2008. He loved the outdoors especially fishing. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Pickard Sr., his sister, Nicole Pickard, cousin, Emily Pickard, his aunt Jackie Pickard, and uncle, Gene Pickard. Heath was killed at age 21 when his unit was hit by mortar fire and rocket-fired grenades while still inside the perimeter during a pre-mission briefing at Forward Operating Base Warhorse at Baquba Airfield.

Army
Bravo Company
1st Battalion
5th Infantry Regiment
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Fort Wainwright, Alaska 
 
Burial:
Land of Memory Cemetery
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30731861
Spec Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard
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Spec Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard
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Spec Heath Kayne Quinton Pickard
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