Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wasted


Second Lieutenant Emily J.T. Perez was a graduate of West Point, and the first miniority female graduate of that academy to become a command sargeant.

She is now also the first female graduate of West Point to die in Iraq.

Perez, who died when her Humvee ran over an IED, was first in her high school class, and was described by one mentor thusly: "I clearly remember thinking that she would definitely be the first female president of this country."

And now she won't.

4 comments:

Skylers Dad said...

Such a waste, such loss, all because "he tried to kill my daddy"...

I you feel inclined, check out the Pulitzer nominated special feature from The Rocky Mountain News called Final Salute:

http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/news/finalSalute/

vikkitikkitavi said...

aoSkyDad: That's a helluva story.

GETkristiLOVE said...

:-(

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

...luckily, some important and ambitious young women, like Paris Hilton, Tara Reed and the Bush twins, are still around to make the world a better place. [sarcasm off]