Thomas Tumilson Memorial Page
The Ultimate Sacrifice
August 6th, 2011 a Chinook helicopter was shot down in Wardak Province,
Afghanistan. In the dark of night, America lost 30 of its finest
soldiers while they defended the freedoms Americans enjoy daily.
SOC Jon Thomas Tumilson was one of those brave Warriors who laid
it all on the line that fateful summer night.
most of us were going about our lives and anticipating the comfort
of another summer weekend; Jon and his team-mates were going about
their lives in anticipation of another successful mission. The only
comfort they had was being with each other and the knowledge that
the night's task would make us safer at home. Many of us took our
ease in our favorite chairs that night as the evening's meal melted
in our stomachs. Jon and his team-mates settled into their places
in a dark and uncomfortable bird without a home cooked meal and
set off into the dangerous Afghan night. At the closing of the door
their fates were sealed. Yet to a man none would have left the sides
of their brothers had they known how the mission would end. This
is why we call them Heroes. Warriors, who without regard for their
own lives, put themselves willingly into danger because of the love
for their families, their team-mates, and for the United States
God bless and protect our soldiers.
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