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PFC Henry George Robert Byrd III

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PFC Henry George Robert Byrd III

Birth
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Death
24 Jun 2007 (aged 20)
Landstuhl, Landkreis Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot
Sec S Site 285
Memorial ID
20111801 View Source

Pfc. Byrd of Veguita, New Mexico attended Belen High School graduating in 2004 and always had aspirations of joining the Army. Prior to joining the military, he honorably participated in the ROTC program at Belen High. After signing up in January 2006, he was trained to drive tanks at Fort Stewart and his unit left for Iraq in April. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Henry was brave and determined to make a difference in this world. He was proud to follow his fathers' footsteps in serving his country and becoming a soldier in the US Army. Even before joining the military, our Henry demonstrated his love and desire for helping others in need. In July of 2005, there was an accident at a local Allsups and Henry did not hesitate to race to his fire chiefs house for immediate assistance which improved the outcome for four individuals. Our Henry had many interests which included outdoor sports, paintball wars, car shows, but most of all he was happy to help turn someone else's frown into a smile. He also won the hearts of many children, considering them as his own. He was remembered well by his nephew, Anthony Trujillo and the rest of the YAFL football team, in which he would paint his face in the spirit of the game and cheer for the team on the sidelines of the football field. He suffered a heat stroke June 18 while in Iraq. He died in Landstuhl Germany at age 20.

Army
1st Battalion
30th Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Byrd of Veguita, New Mexico attended Belen High School graduating in 2004 and always had aspirations of joining the Army. Prior to joining the military, he honorably participated in the ROTC program at Belen High. After signing up in January 2006, he was trained to drive tanks at Fort Stewart and his unit left for Iraq in April. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Henry was brave and determined to make a difference in this world. He was proud to follow his fathers' footsteps in serving his country and becoming a soldier in the US Army. Even before joining the military, our Henry demonstrated his love and desire for helping others in need. In July of 2005, there was an accident at a local Allsups and Henry did not hesitate to race to his fire chiefs house for immediate assistance which improved the outcome for four individuals. Our Henry had many interests which included outdoor sports, paintball wars, car shows, but most of all he was happy to help turn someone else's frown into a smile. He also won the hearts of many children, considering them as his own. He was remembered well by his nephew, Anthony Trujillo and the rest of the YAFL football team, in which he would paint his face in the spirit of the game and cheer for the team on the sidelines of the football field. He suffered a heat stroke June 18 while in Iraq. He died in Landstuhl Germany at age 20.

Army
1st Battalion
30th Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Ga.

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