Sgt Lance Craig Springer, II

Sgt Lance Craig Springer, II

Birth
Canyon, Randall County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Mar 2007 (aged 23)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec 76 Site 1618
Memorial ID 18615846 · View Source
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Sgt. L. Craig Springer of Benbrook, Texas graduated from Western Hills High School and attending Tarrant County College for his mechanic's training. Craig always dreamed of being a soldier so after finishing his Associate Degree in mechanics he joined the military to work on humvees. However, he discovered he was colored blind and was given the opportunity to work as a Medic. He found that he loved being a Medic and treated wounded from both sides of the war. Anywhere he could help people and feel that he was making a difference. Craig always wanted to be with his unit and especially to meet the needs of the wounded and dying. His love for people would not let him do or be anything less than God had destined him to be a Combat Medic. As a youth he was a Boy Scout, member of the Church of God and saxophone player in the marching band. The day before he died, Craig called his father to tell him that he had gotten a chance to go to Chapel and he wanted his father to know how much he enjoyed the chaplain's sermon on Christ healing the blind man. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Robbie Nell Springer. Craig had already passed his test to be promoted to Sergeant and was posthumously awarded his rank along with two purple hearts, a Bronze Star and the one he would have loved most, the Combat Medic badge. He was 23.

Army
1st Squadron
40th Cavalry Regiment
4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Fort Richardson, Alaska


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  • Added: 24 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18615846
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Lance Craig Springer, II (6 Nov 1983–23 Mar 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18615846, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .