Purcellville soldier killed in Afghan...

Purcellville soldier killed in Afghanistan

There are 1 comment on the Loudoun Times story from Oct 6, 2009, titled Purcellville soldier killed in Afghanistan. In it, Loudoun Times reports that:

It's tradition in the U.S. Army that when a soldier earns the duty of cavalry scout, he is given the right to wear the cavalry Stetson hat and spurs as part of his dress uniform.

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Vienna, VA

#1 Oct 7, 2009
It saddens me beyond words every single time I read about a fallen American soldier. God bless Stephan and his entire family. Although it is hard to fathom the Mace's loss, their son died a hero in the eyes of so many, including me. May he rest in peace, and may all that knew him take solace in knowing what a brave and generous soul he was. Brave for obvious reasons. Generous, because he gave up his life for what he believed in - our freedom. I am sad but proud of this Loudoun County son.

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