- 22 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 6, 1984
- Date of passing: Aug 29, 2007
|Let the memory of Justin be with us forever|
Pvt. Justin T. Sanders of Watson, Louisiana was known for his artistic abilities with his drawings and wanted to be an art teacher. He was also a brown belt in the art of Isshinryu Karate. He also enjoyed playing video games when he could, but most of all he loved to spend time with his pets. Before joining the Army, he worked with Kent's Plumbing. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching vampire movies, listening to Mozart and entertaining anyone around him. His family thought he would be a stand-up comedian. Hismilitary awards and decorations include theNational Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and the Expert Weapons Qualification Badge. He died in Taji, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident at age 22.
"Hello, I competed in the Bataan Memorial Death March marathon yesterday at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. I was asked to carry the name of a fallen hero on my back and was given Troy Gadel Sanders, 2007. Just wanted you to know I was honored, humbled, and inspired to wear this name in his memory. God Bless."
"Not a second goes by that you're not on my mind, your quick wit and infectious humor kept me on my toes and laughing. Whenever you're talked about, everyone smiles and has a dozen stories.Having someone as wonderful and special in my life has made me a better person. I love you and I will miss you until we see each other again.Love you, Buddha...You are a blessing.Love, Mama,(mumsie)"
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