Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great Sadness-Capt. Paul Pena-

He is survived by his mother...
My heart cries for her....

Capt. Paul Peña, 27, of San Marcos, Texas ..
Department of Defense has announced the death of Capt. Paul Peña, 27, of San Marcos, Texas who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He died Jan. 19 in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

He was a member of the Junior ROTC at the San Marcos Baptist Academy where he was named "best all around student" by his school's National Honor Society chapter, and was voted most likely to succeed by his classmates. He created a disc golf course at the school for his Eagle Scout project. Peña graduated from the San Marcos Baptist Academy in 2000 and entered the U.S. Military Academy as a member of the class of 2004.

7 comments:

AirmanMom said...

May Almighty God bless this brave soldier and may God comfort the mom who loves him so. such sadness.
~AM

Holger Awakens said...

Thank you so much for posting this. May G_d bless him and keep him forever near His side...our nation's loss is Heaven's gain.

Prayers of strength go out to the family of this brave soldier.

Ron Russell said...

Thanks for the posting. My best to the family of Capt Pena. Its going to be a hard, hard time in Afghanistan. And the factories turning out these improved IED must be destroyed where every they are--even in Iran or Pakistan regardless of collerateral damage or hurt feeling. This cannot be allowed to happen again as in Iraq!

MK said...

May he rest in peace and may God grant his mom some peace too.

christian soldier said...

AM-HA-RR-MK- according to the post--his Mom was his only surviving direct relative....indeed- may she find some peace....

William Stout said...

It is always sad to be reminded that the cost of freedom is our dearest blood. I have friends and family in Afghanistan and the Middle East fighting and every time that I hear that one of our best has fallen, I feel the apprehension that it could have been one of them instead. I fear that no amount of human consolation will moderate the grief of the Captain’s family, so I shall simply pray that God shelters them and gives them comfort during this time of mourning.

christian soldier said...

WS-thank your friends and family for me--for putting their 'toe to the line'...and for your heartfelt thoughts to the Capt. Mother....